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Jakarta Post

Government vows to continue coastal, port development

  • Mardika Parama


Jakarta   /   Fri, October 2 2020   /  01:00 am
Workers are finishing the construction of a peer at Patimban seaport in Subang, West Java.( Sutisna)

The Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister has vowed to continue port and coastal infrastructure development projects, including the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) and Patimban seaport, an official has said. The NCICD project aims to prevent coastal flooding and land subsidence as some parts of the capital city, especially near the northern coast, are sinking up to 12 centimeters a year. The project requires Rp 600 trillion (US$40.22 billion) of investment, according to the Committee for Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery’s (KPPIP) data. “The project will reduce the potential for natural disasters, pollution and environmental damage. Furthermore, it will push Jakarta to become a safe metropolitan area,” the ministry’s assistant deputy for infrastructure, urban and water resources, Rahman Hid...