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Seawall construction in Pasar Ikan, Kali Blencong nearly finished: Official

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 23, 2018   /   06:30 pm
Seawall construction in Pasar Ikan, Kali Blencong nearly finished: Official An embankment project in Jakarta Bay. (Via kompas.com/Kementrian PUPR)

The development of phase A of the Jakarta seawall in Pasar Ikan and Kali Blencong has reached 90 percent completion.

The seawall is being built by the central government and the Jakarta administration as part of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) in anticipation of land subsidence in the capital.

Head of the Jakarta Water Management Agency Teguh Hendarwan said the development in Pasar Ikan would be finished in late 2018 while the construction in Kali Blencong would be completed in 2019.

Meanwhile, the progress on construction in Kamal Muara continues to lag, reaching only 40 percent completion.

"Progress in Kamal Muara has been slow because some residents still disagree with the project," Teguh said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

Teguh added that the seawall in Kamal Muara was expected to be finished in 2020.

Previously, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the city administration and central government had taken measures to prevent Jakarta from sinking.

His comments were made in response to presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s prediction that sea water from the city’s northern coast would reach the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle by 2025. Prabowo's Gerindra Party backed Anies during the Jakarta gubernatorial election in 2017. (cal)