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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to continue BMW Stadium construction despite land dispute

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 16, 2019   /  06:10 am
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Heavy equipment is seen at the former BMW park in Sunter, North Jakarta on Dec. 19, 2017. The city administration to turn the park into an international standard soccer stadium with the estimated budget increase to Rp 4.7 trillion (US$336 million) from Rp 2 trillion previously. ( Adi)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has emphasized that his administration will continue the construction of the BMW Stadium in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, despite a recent ruling over a land dispute at the location. The North Jakarta State Administrative Court has ruled in favor of developer PT Buana Permata Hijau’s (BPH) lawsuit against the North Jakarta National Land Agency (BPN) over the 6.9 hectares of land under separate certificates used for the BMW Stadium. The verdict annulled land-use right certificates No. 314 and 315 issued by the land agency in 2017. Anies told reporters at the City Council building on Wednesday that the ruling would not impede the project. “[The project construction] will keep running. Persija [the capital’s soccer club] need not worry. I beg for prayer so that there can be fewer disturbances like this in the future, because this...