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Councilors criticize budget for kampung renewal as excessive

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, November 5, 2019   /  05:07 pm
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Jakarta Council’s budget committee discusses the revised regional budget at the council building in Central Jakarta in August 2018. (kompas.com/Nursita Sari)

Councilors have criticized the Jakarta administration’s proposed budget ceiling for kampung renewal next year, saying it is excessive. As part of the efforts to improve the quality of life in slum areas, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan proffered a series of programs, namely the Community Action Plan (CAP), the Collaborative Implementation Program (CIP) and the Monitoring Evaluation Program, to give residents the opportunity to confer with the administration to find solutions to their housing issues. The administration has called for tenders from consultants who want to handle the programs. Anies instructed the Jakarta Housing and Settlement Agency to focus on arrangements for 200 community units (RW) from 2018 to 2021.     The city administration aims to implement the CAP for 69 RWs in 2018, 88 RWs this year and 43 RWs next year. The remaining RWs ar...