Bahari Museum management requests for dozens of semi-permanent buildings stood atop the bank of Krukut River, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, or precisely under Krapu Bridge, to be demolished. This is because the existence of those buildings, which located right across the museum, has ruined the view of the museum.
" A settlement under the bridge right across tourism site? Tourists would not like seeing that"
Based on beritajakarta.com observations, most of the illegal buildings are occupied by scavengers. Actually, North Jakarta Administration has demolished those buildings tens of times, but the squatters always returned and built buildings at the same place because the location is not maintained.
Head of Bahari Museum Education and Exhibition Section, Irfal Guci, urges related unit to immediately demolish and arrange the bank of Krukut River. Besides to make tourists comfortable, such effort would also beautify the face of the city.
“A settlement under the bridge right across tourism site? Tourists would not like seeing that. Those buildings must be demolished to make tourists comfortable,” he asserted, Saturday (10/4).
When being confirmed on this matter, Head of North Jakarta Satpol PP, Partono, stated that his party is ready to demolish the illegal buildings under Krapu Bridge. But first, there should be coordination with local Water Management Public Works Sub-Department, Cleanliness Sub-Department, and Penjaringan Sub-District considering it is their authority.
“If there was request (to demolish those illegal buildings), we will immediately demolish them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Head of Penjaringan Sub-District, Rusdiyanto, told that his party has repeatedly demolished illegal buildings in that location, but the squatters always returned again.
“To give deterrent effect, we’ll re-demolish those buildings soon,” he stressed.