North Jakarta Water Resources (SDA) Sub-agency dredged channel located on Jalan Tongkol, RT 09/01, Ancol, Pademangan.
" We started the work this morning. Hopefully it can be finished this afternoon"
Ancol Sub-district SDA Unit Head, Slamet Riyanto mentioned, mud dredging was carried out to anticipate inundation when the rain falls. Moreover the channel was mostly covered by mud.
"This channel has width of 80 centimeters and depth of 1.2 meters. While the mud's thickness reaches 1 meter. It causes the channel can't be optimal to drain water," he explained, Wednesday (12/9).
In this dredging work, his side deployed 9 personnel to dredge mud manually. Now its progress has reached 500 meters.
"We started the work this morning. Hopefully it can be finished this afternoon," he said.