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Fishermen decry Anies’ decision on Ancol expansion

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 6 2020   /  01:00 am
Petugas berjaga di gerbang Taman Impian Jaya Ancol yang tertutup di Jakarta, Sabtu (14/3/2020). Taman Impian Jaya Ancol ditutup selama dua pekan ke depan terkait antisipasi virus corona itu. (Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

Local fishermen and activists in the capital city Jakarta have expressed concerns over the Jakarta Bay's ecological future following the administration’s decision to proceed with a reclamation project to expand the city’s popular tourist spot Ancol in North Jakarta. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a decree in February to give the green light for a 155-hectare expansion plan for city-run tourist destinations Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland Park) and Fantasi Land (Dufan) theme park. Fishermen raised questions over the issuance of the decree, which was published by the city on its official website in March, as they claimed it was in contrast with the ruling by the Supreme Court last week. The Court ruled in favor of the city administration in cassation against developer PT Taman Harapan Indah over the revocation of the company’s islet H ...