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Jakarta Post

Jakarta yet to make man-made islets accessible to public, activists say

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

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 24, 2019   /  02:06 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) leads a flag-raising ceremony during Indonesia's 74th Independence Day on the reclaimed islet D, now known as Maju Beach on Aug. 17. (JP/Narabeto Korohama)

Almost a year after the Jakarta administration appointed city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) to manage three artificial islets in Jakarta Bay, the administration has yet to show its commitment to opening up the islets for public use, with regulations only benefitting the private developers, activists from the Save Jakarta Bay Coalition have said. Elisa Sutanudjaja from the Rujak Center for Urban Studies criticized Jakpro for not opening the islets to the public, despite a gubernatorial regulation issued in November last year stipulating that it do so.   According to the regulation, Jakpro is tasked with managing 5 percent of the islets to be used for public purposes and coastal communities affected by the projects. The regulation was issued after Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revoked reclamation project permits, except for islets C, D, G, and N, whic...