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Jakarta governor’s team presents recommendations for coastal area

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, December 24, 2019   /  02:33 pm
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Visitors can walk through the dense mangrove vegetation in Pantai Indah Kapuk (pictured) or rent a boat to explore the forest by water. The Governor’s Team for Accelerated Development’s (TGUPP) coastal management committee has handed over recommendations for coastal area management, including opening more areas to the public.(JP/Jessicha Valentina)

The Governor’s Team for Accelerated Development (TGUPP) has handed over its plan for coastal area management to the Jakarta administration. Marco Kusumawijaya, who until recently headed the TGUPP’s coastal management committee, presented his team’s findings and recommendations, which address seven main issues faced by North Jakarta, at City Hall on Monday. Marco announced his resignation from the post on Dec. 1, saying the team’s tasks had been completed and he would focus on writing a book. The seven points are interconnectivity, public beaches, waste management and sanitation, coastal ecosystem improvement, land subsidence, decent housing as well as port and bay arrangement. “In early January, the [TGUPP] will hold a media briefing to reveal further details of the plan,” Marco said. The project affects six districts of North Jakarta, n...