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Jakarta Post

Heavy rains destroy sheet piling in South Jakarta waterways

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 5, 2018   /   09:19 pm
Heavy rains destroy sheet piling in South Jakarta waterways Workers conduct repairs on a waterway on Jl. Niaga Hijau in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, on Dec. 3. (Via Dinas Sumber Daya Air Jakarta Selatan)

The driving rains that have hammered Jakarta in recent days have damaged sheet piling in South Jakarta’s waterways, namely in Cilandak Barat and Pondok Indah.

The sheet piling in Cilandak, which is used as a retaining wall in the waterways, was damaged during heavy rain on Tuesday night, Cilandak Barat subdistrict head Agus Gunawan told

He added that no residents were affected by the incident. 

“No houses were damaged. No injuries were reported,” Agus said. 

He said that workers from the city’s Public Facility Maintenance Agency immediately traveled to the site to clear the rubble that was impeding the water flow. 

According to the city’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, Cilandak is among the areas most prone to landslides during the rainy season, which is predicted to last until January next year.

Sheet piling in a waterway beside Jl. Niaga Hijau in Pondok Indah was also damaged on Monday. (fac)