Heavy-long rain poured last week has caused a dam with 100 meter long in the west side of Sentiong River, Sunter, collapsed on Sunday (6/15). The North Jakarta City Administration has sent a letter to City Public Works Department to fix this collapse immediately.
" I hope it can be fixed soon by Public Work Department. I have signed the letter today"
100 meter out of 600 meter long dam collapsed.
North Jakarta Mayor, Heru Budi Hartono, said that his party has asked related party to fix this collapse dam. Currently, bamboo sticks were set up to hold the dam to avoid worse condition.
"I hope it can be fixed soon by Public Work Department. I have signed the letter today," said Hartono, Tuesday (6/17).
In a letter sent to the Public Works Department, added Hartono, his party asked for sheet pile and the collapsed dam concreting. In addition, anticipating river’s water flow eroded, his party suggested that both sides of the river's road to be concreted after the normalization process, and no longer to be built parks.
"If it is built a park, it could be snatched back again. Just build road and the sheet pile should be concreted to make it stronger,” Hartono explained.
Head of RW 20, Sunter Agung, Jaya Hartanto, said that the dam has collapsed since last Sunday (6/15). This incident is worried to make the Sentiong River to overflow and the collapse is getting worse.
"In our region, there are 850 householders. If heavy rain pours again, we are worried that the river to be overflow and inundated our settlement, we hope it can be fixed soon,” hoped Hartanto.