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Jakarta Post

Outlaws no more: Jakarta to include kampung in planning

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 18 2019   /  01:33 am

The Jakarta administration has vowed to consider urban kampung in city planning, aiming to “improve” the quality of life in slum areas. According to the Statistics Indonesia's Jakarta Office (BPS Jakarta), 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, the Collaborative Implementation Program and the Monitoring Evaluation Program, to give residents the opport...