Recla­ma­tion by­laws de­lib­er­a­tion to go on

The Jakarta Post - - CITY -

JAKARTA: The Jakarta City Coun­cil has de­cided to con­tinue de­lib­er­at­ing two by­laws fol­low­ing the lift­ing of a mora­to­rium on recla­ma­tion in the Jakarta Bay.

The two by­laws are on the North Jakarta coastal spa­tial plan and the zon­ing plan on coastal ar­eas and small is­lands.

“Gen­er­ally, all fac­tions agree to con­tinue the de­lib­er­a­tion, not on recla­ma­tion but in­stead on the spa­tial plan. We have no busi­ness de­lib­er­at­ing recla­ma­tion, but we do for spa­tial plan­ning and coastal ar­eas,” said coun­cil speaker Prase­tio Edi Mar­sudi as quoted by kom­pas. com on Thurs­day.

Prase­tio fur­ther ex­plained that as some re­claimed islets had been built, the coun­cilors were ob­li­gated to de­lib­er­ate the spa­tial plan­ning.

He said it was nec­es­sary so that the islets would not be fully con­trolled by de­vel­op­ers.

The by­laws, he added, would rule which ar­eas could be fully con­trolled by de­vel­op­ers and which ar­eas were for the pub­lic.

None­the­less, he ex­plained, the by­laws would not be dis­cussed dur­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of in­cum­bent Gover­nor Djarot Saiful Hi­dayat, who ends his term on Mon­day. — JP

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