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Jakarta Post

Anies’ deputy hopefuls to roll up sleeves for flood control

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 8, 2020   /  01:01 pm
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Vehicles pass through floodwater at the Bank Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Feb. 25. (Antara/Winda Wahyu Fariansih)

With a string of widespread floods battering Jakarta since New Year’s Eve, the city’s future deputy governor will share a great responsibility with the governor amid criticism and complaints over flood prevention and mitigation. “They say whoever the deputy governor is going to be, Jakarta will still experience floods. What’s important now is how big their political will is [...] to address the problem,” Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) Jakarta executive board secretary Elva Fahri Qolbina said while opening a public discussion on Friday. During the event, Gerindra executive and House of Representatives lawmaker Ahmad Riza Patria and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) official Nurmansyah Lubis both shared their game plans to accompany Governor Anies Baswedan for his remaining 2.5 years of administration. The ...