The existence of illegal building becomes the inhibiting factor of the draining process of mud along the connecting channel (PHB), Jalan Utan Jati, Pegadungan Urban Village, Kalideres, West Jakarta.
" We do dredging to reduce inundation in the settlement around Utan Jati area"
Juniarto Ardiansyah, Section Head of Maintenance for West Jakarta Water Resources Sub-dept. said buildings standing on the channel as long as 500 meters hampered the operation of heavy equipment for mud dredging.
"We do dredging to reduce inundation in the settlement around Utan Jati area," he expressed, Thursday (2/22).
Pegadungan Urban Village Head, Sulastri admitted Satpol PP has handled illegal buildings on the channel.
"Warning letter has been sent to the building owner, yet there are still many buildings standing on the channel," he said.