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http://setkab.go.id The Jakarta administration says it will soon draft a master plan for Jakarta's "giant sea walls" in response to alarming rates of coastal subsidence (or sinking) and rising sea levels, which is expected to dramatically affect Northern Jakarta over the next few decades. The project will be funded by a grant from the Dutch authorities, as the Jakarta administration partners with the administration of the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Purba Robert M. Sianipat, an official working with Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for the Economy, said the Rotterdam authorities were currently organizing a bid for a project consultant, with the winner expected to be named by mid November. The drafting of the master plan is expected to commence in late November. "The bi...
Presented by: Prof. Christopher Silver, PhD, FAICP, University of Florida Jakarta, Indonesia was established in the early 17th century as the Dutch trading center of Batavia in Southeast Asia in a river delta created by no less than thirteen rivers. Unsurprisingly the Dutch city builders incorporated water into its essential fabric. However throughout the city in the 20th century the waterfront was transformed into its backwater, a process facilitated by the dominant governmental, industrial, service and residential functions shifting to the interior regions of the rapidly expanding metropolis. The transformation was guided by a planning process that neglected the social and ecological foundations of the city and that treated the waterfront area as the place to accommodate the least desi...
The capital is slowly sinking at a rate of seven centimetres every year and experts say half the city will be below sea level by 2030. However, environmentalists say the massive project to protect reclaimed land could wipe out coastal and fishing communities. The extraction of water from below ground, mainly for use on big construction projects, is seen as the main reason for the city's predicament. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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