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Jakarta Post

City bound by contract with developers: Anies

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 20, 2019   /  10:41 am
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A man jogs along a bridge connecting the artificial Pantai Maju and the Jakarta mainland at Pantai Indah Kapuk .(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan says that the city administration is bound by a cooperation agreement with the private developers of reclaimed islets in Jakarta Bay. As the developer of Pantai Kita (Our Beach, previously islet C) and Pantai Maju (Moving Forward Beach, previously islet D) had fulfilled its obligations, the Jakarta administration decided to issue construction permits (IMB) for buildings on the artificial islands. “If all obligations [required] in the cooperation agreement have been fulfilled by the private party, the city administration cannot refuse to issue building permits,” Anies said in a written statement on Wednesday. “From the legal perspective, the cooperation agreement is equivalent to a law for the parties concerned.” Anies explained that the Jakarta administration signed a cooperation deal with a private developer in 1997 con...