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Jakarta’s giant sea wall enters next phase with help of Dutch, Korean partners

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, July 2, 2019   /  10:05 am
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Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono (right) and Dutch Infrastructure and Water Management Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen-Wijbenga hold a document they signed to start the second phase of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Developement (NCICD) project. (Courtesy of Public Works and Public Housing Ministry/-)

The Public Works and Housing Ministry has signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) on the second phase of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) with Dutch and South Korean partners. A statement from the ministry made available to The Jakarta Post, however, did not detail what the second phase entails. The ministry’s website also contains no detailed description of Phase 2. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono explained that the NCICD project would prevent coastal flooding and land subsidence, with some parts of the capital, especially near the northern coast, sinking by up to 12 centimeters a year. The problem had also caused a water supply crisis, he added. Basuki first signed an MoU with the Dutch Water Infrastructure Management Ministry in New York, followed by a second one on June 27 with the Korea International Cooperation Ag...