Anticipating Extreme Weather, Central Jakarta Intensively Cleans Water Channels

Reporter : Adriana Megawati | Editor : Maria Inggita | August 19th, 2020 09:01 PM 21:01 WIB | Dibaca 301 kali
Anticipating Extreme Weather, Central Jakarta Intensively Cleans Water Channels (Foto : Adriana Megawati / Beritajakarta.id)

Central Jakarta Government intensifies water channel cleaning in several areas, prepares 17 pump houses, and monitors mud sedimentation in several rivers in Central Jakarta.

" We have asked urban villages and sub-districts heads to monitor channels near the roads and rivers"

Central Jakarta Vice Mayor, Irwandi conveyed that his side has instructed all urban villages and sub-districts administrators to deploy PPSU and Water Resources (SDA) Units to clean up the channels.

"We have asked urban villages and sub-districts heads to monitor channels near the roads and rivers, to make sure whether it needs to be dredged or not. As well as monitoring water pumps operation in 8 sub-districts. They need to recheck its condition," he asserted, Wednesday (8/19).

According to him, Central Jakarta has 17 pump houses and 18 mobile pumps in 8 sub-districts.

Meanwhile, Central Jakarta SDA Sub-agency Head, Ahmad Saipul stated, his side is currently dredging mud sedimentation from CIliwung River, Utan Kayu River, and Krukut River.

This dredging work has been started since June to anticipate inundation in several areas due to extreme weather. For each rivers, his side also prepared 3 heavy equipment consisting Long Arm, Standard Excavator, and Amphibious Excavator.

"This mud dredging will be carried out continuously by Central Jakarta SDA until the end of 2020," he closed.

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