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‘It was scary’: Wall collapse raises concerns about coastal safety in Jakarta

  • Vela Andapita and Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, December 7, 2019   /  08:46 am
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The National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) coastal wall on the east side of the Nizam Zachman Port in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Dec. 6.(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. Beberap teman pemancing sempat merekam Detik2 tanggul penahan ombak Di Muara Baru Jakarta Utara roboh kemarin sore. @AmbarwatiRexy, @yusuf_dumdum, @Dennysiregar7 pic.twitter.com/NrTDfLDeDZ — Moy OSN (@manikmaya89) December 4, 2019 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 NCICD p...