Residents Demand Angke River Sheet Pile Construction Project to Be Finished

Sabtu, 26 April 2014 16:17 Budhi Firmansyah Surapati Anisah Mardhatilla 4492
Belum rampungnya proyek pembangunan turap Kali Angke dengan sheet pile membuat warga yang bermukim di RW 01, 04 dan 05 Kapuk Muara, Penjaringan dilanda keresahan. Pasalnya, jika tidak segera dirampungkan, warga khawatir rumah mereka akan tetap
(Foto: - Beritajakarta.id)

The unfinished construction project of Angke River sheet pile has made the residents who live in RW 01, 04, and 05, Kapuk Muara Urban Village, Penjaringan Sub-District, North Jakarta, worry their homes will remain be flooded during heavy rain or when the river overflows. The project is currently leaving 300 meters to be finished. It has been stalled since 2013 and there is no sign it will be continued.

In rainy season few months ago, our settlement was inundated until 1.5 meters high. What is worse, the project is stalled and has not been started again until now

“In rainy season few months ago, our settlement was inundated until 1.5 meters high. What is worse, the project is stalled and has not been started again until now,” complained Hamid Efendi (50), resident of RW 01 Kapuk Muara, Friday (4/25).

Responding that, Head of North Jakarta Water Management Public Works Sub-Department, Wagiman Silalahi, admitted that one of the causes of flooding in that region is the uninstalled sheet pile on Angke River plaster along 300 meters. The condition is worsened by the micro channel that is not working optimally due to it blocked by buildings. However, he ensured that the construction project of Angke River sheet pile will be continued this year by Jakarta Public Works Department.

“The project is scheduled to be started in upcoming July or August, and is expected to finish by the end of this year,” he stated.