Wednesday, 21 Augst 2019 | 23:08 WIB

Jakarta Government Seek New Lands to Develop Reservoirs

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan says the construction of dams and reservoirs is a solution to overcome the problem of flooding in Jakarta.

Anies siad that the Jakarta Water Resources Agency is also looking for new land to develop reservoirs. This project also involved the Bogor Government.

"The Water Resources Agency is in the process of finding new places for the construction of reservoirs and retention ponds. The Bogor City Government and Bogor Regency Government will also be involved," Anies said at the Jakarta City Hall.

Previously, he  also stressed that the only short-term solution to anticipate the flood in Jakarta was to rely on development in the upstream region, namely Bogor, West Java.

"Once the rain flows immediately, if the reservoirs are made, then the volume of water going downstream will be under control. That is the short term goal that must be completed immediately," Anies said.

The dam referred to Anies is a central government project through the Indonesia Ministry of Public Works and People's Housing. Anies said that the reservoirs to be developed in Ciawi and Sukamahi, Bogor, will be completed by the end of 2019.