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Pluit residents reject plan to build school on their park

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 10, 2019   /  10:11 am
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A banner showing the rejection of residents of Pluit Putri residential complex of a plan to build a school on their green open space.(tempo.co/Yusuf Manurung)

A plot of land in Pluit Putri housing complex in Pluit, North Jakarta, is currently the object of a dispute between residents and city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro). The residents want the land to remain a green open space (RTH), while the company wants to build a new building for Bina Tunas Bangsa (BTB) School on part of it. The dispute began when on April 26, Pluit subdistrict head Ahmad Rosiwan received a letter signed by BTB School director Yudo Prima Cahyadi. The letter was to notify the subdistrict office that there would be a school building there, on a plot of land within the residential area. Then on May 3, representatives of BTB School paid a visit to the subdistrict office as an introduction. On May 27, they found out that the city administration had issued a building permit (IMB) for Jakpro on Jan. 8. Rejecting the plan, the residents' law...