Indonesia: Ciliwung River Dredging Plan Progresses Well

Residents give a boisterous welcome to Jakarta’s newly elected governor, Joko Widodo, when he shows up for a town meeting with the residents of a Jakarta slum where residents’ shacks overlook the muddy, garbage-strewn waters of the Ciliwung River.

The governor’s administration plans to fix chronic flooding here by dredging the river and moving residents into subsidized apartments, reports wnyc.org.

Ciliwung River is one out of 13 rivers flowing in the capital. The river flows from its source in Bogor, West Java, to the Jakarta Bay. When the river overflows, it affects many residents as it runs through the city’s busy and residential areas.

Despite its impacts, the river has never been dredged like other rivers, according to thejakartapost.com.

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Dredging Today Staff, December 27, 2012

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