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Jakarta Post

Permits isued for buildings already on reclaimed islets

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 13, 2019   /  09:30 am
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Breeze on the bridge: A man jogs along a bridge connecting the artificial Maju Island and the Jakarta mainland at Pantai Indah Kapuk on Tuesday. The island is home to 932 buildings comprising 409 houses, 212 offices and 311 shophouses.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

The hundreds of buildings that were once sealed on reclaimed islets C and D, called Pantai Kita and Pantai Maju, in Jakarta Bay have opened their doors for buyers as they have obtained building permits (IMB) despite lingering questions over their legal status amid the controversial reclamation projects. Lines of marketing billboards selling luxury houses and apartments stood at the entrance to reclaimed islet D when The Jakarta Post visited the area on Tuesday. The advertising billboards state the prices of residences on the island vary from Rp 3.4 billion (US$238,663) to Rp 6.2 billion, depending on size. The main access to the artificial islands is a pair of bridges from Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk in North Jakarta that connect directly to islet D. Private cars were seen visiting the area occasionally while security guards, construction workers and cleaners were also in t...