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Jakarta upbeat about ITF Sunter, despite sluggish progress

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, September 28, 2019   /  07:28 pm
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Trash talk: President director of Jakarta-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo Dwi Wahyu Darwoto (second right) points at the design of the waste-to-energy technology used in the city’s first incinerator project, the Intermediate Treatment Facility (ITF), as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) looks on during the groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 20, 2018. (The Jakarta Post/Ardila Syakriah)

Sluggish progress haunts the construction of Jakarta’s first Intermediate Treatment Facility (ITF) in Sunter, North Jakarta which, despite having officially kicked off in December, is still hampered by paperwork issues. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan officially began the construction in a groundbreaking ceremony in December and claimed the facility would be the technological answer to the capital’s mounting wastes woes. Months have passed but city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), tasked with overseeing the project, has not yet obtained the necessary permit and is still conducting a vast array of studies. Earlier this year, Jakpro and Finnish energy company Fortum formed a joint-venture company named PT Jakarta Solusi Lestari (JSL), which will be tasked with carrying out the construction and the operation. The facility will be handed over to the Ja...