The Jakarta Post
Intense rainfall in the last few days has caused another landslide in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta.
The landslide, which occurred on the border of neighborhood unit (RT) 10 and community units (RW) 02 and 04, was situated between a Jakarta Council housing complex and the Lebak Bulus Indah complex.
South Jakarta Mayor Marulah Matali, who inspected the landslide site on Monday, had asked the Jakarta Water Resources Agency (SDA) to quickly deal with the matter according to their procedures.
"I have requested the SDA to speedily finish the work regarding the landslide," Marulah said.
SDA head Holi Susanto said that the agency aimed to finish all the work by January.
He added that initial steps had already been taken on the 1.5-meter landslide by installing wooden foundations and sandbags to buttress the unstable land.
The problem, he said, is that the land is quite steep, causing difficulties to prevent slides.
"The terrain is steep, about five meters [high]. Our objective is to finish it in January 2019," Holi said.
Last week, sheet piling in the Cilandak Barat and Pondok Indah waterways were damaged by driving rains.
The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency has revealed eight areas in South Jakarta that are prone to landslides during the rainy season: Cilandak, Jagakarsa, Kebayoran Lama, Kebayoran Baru, Mampang Prapatan, Pancoran, Pasar Minggu and Pesanggrahan. (mai)