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Pasar Rumput block almost ready as city scrambles to provide low-cost accommodation

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

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 25, 2019   /  04:31 pm
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Children play at the Pasar Rumput subsidized apartments complex in South Jakarta on Oct. 10.(JP/Syelanita )

Despite already being open for market vendors, the Pasar Rumput low-cost apartment block (Rusunawa) in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, has yet to be made available for renters. Pasar Rumput and other Rusunawa are getting ready to accommodate tenants currently screened by the Jakarta Housing and Settlement Agency for their eligibility to live in subsidized apartments. With more than 10 million people living in the city, Jakarta faces a housing backlog of 302,319 units. The Pasar Rumput Rusunawa and mixed-use block is located on the site of the former Rumput Market, which was owned and operated by city-owned PD Pasar Jaya. The market was demolished to make way for the apartment complex in 2016, which also has a mixed-use area including commercial spaces underneath the housing towers. The complex has 1,984 housing units and 1,314 business spaces. The project cost Rp 961.3 billion...