Jakarta Begins Construction of 3 Urban Villages



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Jakarta provincial administration stated that it has commenced the community action plan (CAP) programs on three out of 21 urban villages. They are Kampung Akuarium in North Jakarta, Kampung Bukit Duri in South Jakarta, and Kampung Bayam in North Jakarta.

    “The construction of the three is in progress,” said the deputy governor for population and settlement control, Suharti, in an online discussion on Thursday, October 15.

    She explained that the city administration has three policies regarding the provision of public housing, namely the arrangement of urban villages, housing management, and the improvement of access to affordable housing.

    According to Suharti, the construction plan of Kampung Akuarium was the regional government’s major step and latest innovation to establish residences for the public, who previously got evicted by the former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok in April 2016. 

    “Now a cooperative in Kampung Akuarium has been established for the management of the area,” she added.

    Residents of the urban village could later pay maintenance fees or building maintenance to the cooperative. “It’s impossible that they stay there for free because there will be maintenance costs. The construction project is targeted to complete next year,” Suharti said.