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Pluit Putri residents protest construction of school in public park

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

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 6, 2019   /  10:39 am
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Residents of Pluit Putri Residential Complex in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, put up banners protesting a plan to build a private school by city-owned developer Jakarta Utilitas Propertindo on a plot that residents say they have been using as open green space and for social functions for years.(JP/A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil)

Residents of the Pluit Putri housing complex in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, are decrying a plan to build a private school on a plot of land in the area that has been considered green space, saying that they should have the right to use it as it has been part of the residential area since its establishment decades ago. PT Jakarta Utilitas Propertindo (JUP), a subsidiary of city-owned developer Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), has planned to build a three-story building for the private Bina Tunas Bangsa (BTB) school on the 3,999-square-meter lot. Residents staged a protest on Monday by padlocking the main gate to the plot and putting up posters that read “Residents of Pluit Putri residential complex reject the school construction and revitalization of the sports grounds”. Other posters alleged that Jakpro and the BTB private school were not transparent wh...