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Jakarta Post

Court ruling eases Jakarta’s efforts to build world class stadium

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 9, 2019   /  09:35 am
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A local resident passes the location for the BMW Stadium construction on his motorbike in North Jakarta on May, 15.(Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

Construction of the BMW Stadium in Papanggo district, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, seems to be going ahead as the Jakarta Administrative High Court (PTTUN) has ruled in favor of the Jakarta administration over the land dispute at the location of the project. The site has seen three groundbreaking ceremonies because of the land dispute. The most recent one was by current Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan back in May this year, after his predecessors Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Djarot Saiful Hidayat did so in 2014 and 2017, respectively. The plot for the project, situated on the BMW Park was initially designed as a green area during the city’s Bersih, Manusiawi, Wibawa (clean, humane, esteemed) program in the 1960s. In 1994, the city administration claimed it had acquired the land by consignment funds at the North Jakarta District Court, establishing it as the legal ...