The North Jakarta Water Resources (SDA) Sub-agency is dredging the 100-meter long water channel on Jalan Bouleveard Barat, Kelapa Gading Barat, Kelapa Gading. It is targeted to be complete this month.
" Until this week, we have done up to 150 meters or 60 percent"
Kelapa Gading Sub-district SDA Executing Unit Head Citrin Indriyanti said, the work was focused on the west side along 250 meters from the front of Standar Chartered Bank until BRI Bank shop houses.
"Until this week, we have done up to 150 meters or 60 percent," she expressed, Wednesday (12/23).
She expressed it was aimed at overcoming the inundation that often occurs in the area around the rainy season.
"Before it is done, the channel was full of mud," she said.
She admitted, this work progressed slower than expected due to a number of constraints, such as many parts of the channel were covered and the downstream channel leading to the Pelepah connecting channel was still stuck.
"We will try to speed up the work. But if it is not finished, we will continue in January 2021," he stated.