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Coastal wall collapse raises safety concerns

  • Vela Andapita and Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  12:16 am
Breached: Rubble marks the spot where a section of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development’s seawall once stood on the eastern side of Nizam Rachman Port in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The seawall collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.(JP/P.J.Leo)(JP/P.J.Leo)

Breached: Rubble marks the spot where a section of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development’s seawall once stood on the eastern side of Nizam Rachman Port in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The seawall collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.(JP/P.J.Leo)A 170-meter section of the coastal wall built as part of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) in North Jakarta, collapsed earlier this week, prompting the government to launch an investigation amid concerns about the safety of coastal areas from future flooding.Videos circulating on social media this week showed the concrete coastal wall, built by the Public Works and Housing Ministry, slowly collapsing at the Nizam Rachman Port in Penjaringan. As a result, seawater has now inundated areas behind a dike that had been covered with soil for the embankment project, which is the first phase, called phase A, of the ...