|KOMPAS.com / Indra Akuntono||President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a press conference at the edge of the Ciliwung River, East Jakarta, Sunday (20/01/2013).|
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono decided medium-term plans related to prevention and control of floods in Jakarta. Based on the results of the meeting held with officials at shelters GOR Otista, East Jakarta, Sunday (20/01/2013) afternoon, the President decided to manufacture sodetan Ciliwung river to East Flood Canal (KBT) and normalization of the river as a medium-term program that will be pursued by the central government and the city administration.
The president made, all have been accounted for within the budget available. The central government will start making sodetan and normalization of the river this year. The President thought, sodetan from Ciliwung river to the KBT will significantly reduce the risk of flooding. He also made sure that the decision had been preceded by a feasibility study and the study budget. The plan is expected to be completed in mid-2014 with funding entirely from the central government of Rp 500 billion.
"It takes sodetan from Ciliwung water vent every year. Why? When Jakarta floods, West Flood Canal (KBB) hold water, while the HPCs relative unfilled.'s Certainly unfortunate. With sodetan, it will split in two and its impact is not as this, "the president said when giving a press conference at the edge of the Ciliwung River, Village Bidara China, District Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Sunday afternoon.
The President will also help the city administration to normalize river. If manufacturing sodetan done entirely from the central government budget, funding streams normalization around Rp 1.2 trillion and a shared responsibility between the center and the city government. City government responsible approach to land acquisition. The President advised that the city government guaranteed that no disadvantaged communities and are expected to get a better place to live.
"We are reviewing the court, the government considers it important to look for a more strategic solution, not the solution yearly. But our expectations, this solution can significantly reduce the impact of flooding in Jakarta," said the President.