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Jakarta Post

Residents pile up sacks of stones as ‘reclamation’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 20 2019   /  01:24 am
Extra space: People living on the Ciliwung riverbank in Tebet in South Jakarta are pictured on Saturday. They have expanded their living space by piling up sacks of stones as a foundation.(JP/Budi Sutrisno)(JP/Budi Sutrisno)

Extra space: People living on the Ciliwung riverbank in Tebet in South Jakarta are pictured on Saturday. They have expanded their living space by piling up sacks of stones as a foundation.(JP/Budi Sutrisno)Some residents living along a section of the Ciliwung River in Jakarta have reportedly been placing sacks of stones on the riverbanks to extend their living space, causing the river to narrow and flow faster.When The Jakarta Post arrived on Saturday, the back parts of some houses were standing on piles of sacks, yet some residents said some other piles were used only to resist landslides.Around 120 kilometers long, the Ciliwung River is the main river into which tributaries run from across the capital city. The section where the sacks are found sits in between Jl. Manggarai Selatan in Tebet district, South Jakarta and Jl. Kebon Pala in Jatinegara district, East Jakarta.The Post noticed...