TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Imam S. Ernawi, the director general of Cipta Karya at the Public Works Ministry, said the ministry would build 22 twin-block low-cost apartments across Indonesia in 2015. “The construction of the apartments aims at solveing slum settlement issues,” he said on Monday.
According to Imam, building one twin block needs Rp13 billion – Rp15 billion. After the project is completed, every apartment will have 44 towers with an occupancy capacity of 96 units each. He believed that the building of the apartments would prove effecttive in resolving problems related to slum settlements.
For 2015, the directorate general of Cipta Karya has Rp14 billion. From that amount, Rp2.5 trillion is used for a slum settlement program.
Imam said his office was intent on rehabilitating several slum settlements, with slum settlements under the heavy category—occupied by more than 150 family heads per hectare—being the priority. He explained there were several of those in the capital at present.