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Jakarta Post

City continues Jakarta stadium construction amid unfinished legal matters

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 6, 2020   /  06:13 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and PT Jakarta Propertindo (PT Jakpro) president director Dwi Daryanto examine a model of the Jakarta International Stadium during a groundbreaking ceremony at Sunter, North Jakarta, in March 2019. The 82,000-capacity stadium is expected to be ready for use in 2021. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan )

Around 20 excavators and giant cranes could be seen operating on a muddy 26-hectare site in Papanggo subdistrict, North Jakarta, on Tuesday afternoon. Some workers were also seen adjusting approximately 2-meter high steel bars that will be used as foundation materials for the construction of the Jakarta International Stadium. The ambitious Rp 4.5 trillion (US$315.5 million) project is expected to finish by the end of October 2021. However, while construction rolls on at the site, legal matters relating to land clearance remain. An appeal to the Supreme Court has been filed by private developer PT Buana Permata Hijau (BPH) against the city administration’s construction of the stadium on the site. BPH argues that around 6.9 ha of the land on which the stadium is being built overlaps on its property. The dispute started in 2014, when BPH filed a civil suit against the c...