DKI Deputy Governor: River Normalization Must Be Implemented, Whoever The Governor Is
ILLUSTRATION / Ciliwung River Flow in Jakarta (ANTARA)

JAKARTA - Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria said that all DKI Jakarta governors must carry out land acquisition in residential areas along riverbanks to carry out river normalization.

Because this program has a big role to play in increasing the volume of water storage so that it does not spill over into the settlements.

"(Normalization is carried out) every year. In fact, whoever will be the next leader or governor, be it the second, third, fourth period, then must carry out land acquisition", said Riza at the City Hall of DKI, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, February 24.

In carrying out the normalization program, Riza said that DKI often held coordination meetings with the central government. Apart from flooding, fixing the congestion problem is also being discussed.

"Due to flooding, traffic jams cannot be resolved by one province, including Jakarta. We have to work together, coordinate, integrate well", said Riza.

Riza said that the river normalization program will run this year. The task of DKI in this program is to acquire land for residents who live along the riverbanks.


Meanwhile, construction work is carried out by the central government, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR).

"Every year, the road program. Road normalization. In fact, we have budgeted no less than IDR 851 billion", he said.

However, Riza was reluctant to reveal which area the land would be acquired for. According to Riza, the Water Resources Office still regulates the process of measuring land up to negotiating land payments.

"The location is being regulated. Later there are priorities. I can't mention it in public, the landowner will be excited", said Riza.


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