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Jakarta Post

City to include kampungs in urban planning  

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17, 2019   /  01:58 pm
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Residents of Kampung Akuarium, Penjaringan, North Jakarta hold a gathering to commemorate their eviction day in April 2016 on Saturday. Residents, who are now accommodated in shelters, wish the city administration can develop their residential soon. (JP/Callistasia Anggun Wijaya)

The Jakarta administration has vowed to consider urban kampungs in city planning, aiming to “improve” the quality of life in slum areas.  According to the Jakarta Statistics Agency (BPS), the capital has 445 community units (RW) that are categorized as slums. The figure comprises 15 RWs categorized as heavy, 99 moderate, 205 light and 126 very light. A majority are located in Central Jakarta, followed by South Jakarta, West Jakarta and North Jakarta. Meanwhile, according to the Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry and National Land Agency, 118 out of 267 subdistricts in Jakarta have slums. To improve the quality of life in slum areas, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan introduced a series of arrangement program, including the Community Action Plan (CAP), the Collaborative Implementation Program (CIP) and the Monitoring Evaluation Program, to give res...