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Jakarta Post

Smelly Pluit Reservoir undergoes work amid public complaints

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 13 2019   /  12:52 am

The bottom of the Pluit Reservoir in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, has recently become exposed, revealing areas that are black and emit a stench.Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister Susi Pudjiastuti retweeted a photo of the reservoir’s poor condition on her personal Twitter account on Monday. She later tweeted that she meant to remind the Jakarta administration to keep its promise to clean all reservoirs and lakes in the city. “Friends, the previous tweet was a reminder of my competition with Sandiaga Uno. I am asking the city administration to keep their promise to clean up Jakarta’s reservoirs. I am happy that Sunter Lake was made clean. Of course, we will all be happy if other lakes are clean as well,” Susi tweeted, adding that she did not mean to turn it into a politically charged argument.Susi referred to a race she had with former Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga in Februa...