(Foto : Budhi Firmansyah Surapati / Beritajakarta.id)
A water channel's trace that is located on the east side of the East Flood Canal (KBT) that entered the Marunda Urban Village area, Cilincing Sub-district, North Jakarta, normalized. It is done because the two-kilometer channel is full of soil and garbage.
" If the channel is connected, water flow from the surrounding area will smooth and won't trigger inundation"
Marunda Urban Village Head, Hilda Damayanti stated that his party took the initiative to safeguard assets and normalization, as the channel had been buried in soil material and garbage made by the scavengers.
"There are five scavengers' stalls using the land. We've done socialization and they want to move the stalls back to three meters from the channel," she expressed, Wednesday (10/31).
Every day, her side often deploys 20 PPSU personnel to clean and pick up materials in the channel. Besides that, this work is also assisted by heavy equipment belongs to North Jakarta Water Resources Sub-dept. and Environment Sub-dept.
Hopefully it can be completed by the end of this month, thus water flow can smooth when it rains.
"If the channel is connected, water flow from the surrounding area will smooth and won't trigger inundation," he s aid.