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New face of Jakarta's giant seawall includes toll road, 2,000-ha reclamation plan

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22, 2019   /  08:04 am
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A screen capture of the new concept of Jakarta's giant sea wall, now called outer sea dike, from a government document dated May 2019.(JP/-)

Jakarta’s controversial giant seawall project — initially called Great Garuda because the wall was to resemble the mythical bird — is entering its second phase of development with a new design involving a 2,000-hectare reclamation project in the Jakarta Bay, and a 20-kilometer outer sea dike that functions as a toll road.   The Public Works and Housing Ministry, which is in charge of the project, is preparing to send a proposal of the new concept to the State Palace, having signed an agreement with its Dutch and South Korean counterparts last month for the second phase of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD), now officially called the outer sea dike. According to a ministry document dated May this year obtained by The Jakarta Post, the new concept, deliberated in around 150 meetings since 2016, will not entirely close the bay. The decis...