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Complex bureaucracy hampers housing projects for disaster-hit Central Sulawesi  

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

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Palu, Central Sulawesi   /   Sun, April 7, 2019   /  11:41 am
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Workers construct temporary post-disaster housing in Petobo, South Palu, for survivors of an earthquake that struck Central Sulawesi in September.(The Jakarta Post/Ruslan Sangadji)

The construction of temporary housing for people in Central Sulawesi affected by disasters last year is in limbo as contractors have not been paid on account of complex bureaucratic procedures. Jemmy Hosan, member of a local construction association, said contractors had complained that although they had completed some temporary accommodation based on contracts, they had yet to receive payment. They had been tasked with build housing for people affected by earthquakes, a tsunami and soil liquefaction in Palu, Donggala and Sigi in September last year. “I have attended meetings with the government multiple times but things are still unclear,” he told The Jakarta Poston Thursday. Another contractor, M. Rifki Nugraha, expressed disappointment over the late payment disbursed by the government for several units he completed in Palu and Sigi. “We [contractors]...