To anticipate overflowing waters in some rivers and reservoirs, the North Jakarta Administration is prioritizing a re-function program against 12 reservoirs and rivers in 2015. Besides dredging, the program will also be done on the banks through inspection road inspection.
" Inspection road can also parse traffic congestion in North Jakarta. This is because it could become an alternative road for vehicle"
Those 12 rivers and reservoirs are on the west side of Sentiong river, Sunter river, Angke river, Karang river, Pluit on the east side, Cakung Drain river, Betik river on the south side, Angkasa river, Lagoa Buntu river, Cakung Lama river and Banglio river. As planned, inspection road will be built up to 7 meters wide.
North Jakarta Secretary, Junaedi disclosed normalization project in the rivers and reservoirs in Jakarta will be unoptimal if the buildings around the banks are not demolished. This is because such buildings protrudes into the river and disrupt the water flow.
"Additionally, the normalization project will be disturbed with the existence of citizen houses. Therefore, we will do demolishment and build inspection road to prevent illegal buildings in future," he stated, Thursday (11/20).
At this time, his side has asked urban village apparatus to collect the data of buildings and households around the riverbank. Afterwards, the data would be studied, whether it is conducted building replacement or citizen relocation.
"Certainly, the amount of the illegal buildings in such area is reaching thousands. If the program is realized, I believe flood areas in North Jakarta could be suppressed," he expressed.
Meanwhile, Acting North Jakarta Mayor, Tri Kurniadi disclosed his party has instructed the Regional Working Units (UKPD), such as Water Management Public Works, Road, Industry and Energy, as well as Parks Sub-Departments, to realize such program integrally. Each UKPD would be responsible for handling the project according to its zone.
"Inspection road can also parse traffic congestion in North Jakarta. This is because it could become an alternative road for vehicle," he closed.