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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) commended the Acting Governor of DKI Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono who was able to free up the land for the construction of a water canal from Ciliwung River towards the East Flood Canal (KBT).
Jokowi was surprised that Heru was able to carry out land acquisition, even though according to Jokowi the project had been hampered for six years.
“The liberation (obstacles), I conveyed earlier. I was also surprised, it was done by Mr. Governor Heru, I don’t know what the approach is, but it’s finished. That’s why I came here earlier because it was finished,” Jokowi said after inspecting the sewers, Tuesday (24/1 ).
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If you look at the time, for the six years that were called stalled, it was included in Anies Baswedan’s leadership period as Governor of DKI Jakarta. Then is it true that Anies gave up on the project?
For the construction of the Ciliwung sodetan, DKI Pemprov is tasked with inventorying and collecting data on the land where the sodetan will be built. The land acquisition fund uses the Central Government budget.
In 2019, Anies issued Governor Decree number 1744 of 2019. This decree regulates the Land Acquisition Preparatory Team for the construction of the Ciliwung River Sodetan in Bidara Cina, Jatinegara, East Jakarta.
The decision states that the procurement team is tasked with carrying out development plan notifications, carrying out initial data collection on development plan locations and carrying out Public Consultations on development plans.
Then the team is also tasked with preparing the Determination of Development Sites and announcing the Determination of Development Sites. Anies was asked about the Ciliwung Sodetan after issuing the Governor’s Decree.
“Oh, after everything is complete, it will be announced,” Anies said at the Sumantri Sports Hall, Jakarta, January 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Head of the DKI Jakarta Cipta Karya, Land and Spatial Planning Office, Heru Hermawanto, stated that the team intended to make an inventory of the land where the sodetan would be built.
“We will only check the land later, conduct socialization, the point is that the inventory in the field is from us,” said Heru.
“Later the funds will come out of the center for land acquisition under the Ciliwung Cisadane River Basin Center (BBWSCC),” he added.
On his way, in August 2021 to be precise, Anies and the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Head of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Moeldoko and East Jakarta Mayor Muhammad Anwar reviews the project.
At that time, the PUPR Ministry stated that it would continue the construction of the Ciliwung River channel to the East Flood Canal.
PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the construction of the sewers would reduce the flood discharge of the Ciliwung River by diverting 60 cubic meters of water per second to the East Flood Canal.
“So God willing, it will reduce the risk of flooding in several areas downstream of the Ciliwung River, for example Kampung Melayu and Manggarai,” Basuki said at the time, citing Between.
At that time, it was said that the construction of the sodetan had begun immediately and left behind the acquisition of 6 plots of land covering an area of 10,494 square meters which would be executed by the local National Land Agency (BPN) Office.
“If land acquisition has been completed, based on previous experience, construction can be completed more quickly,” said Basuki.
Meanwhile, on January 12, 2023, the East Jakarta City Government cleared 59 buildings on Jalan IPN Kebon Nanas, RT 009 RW 06, Cipinang Besar Selatan Village, Jatinegara District, East Jakarta, Thursday (12/1) for the construction of the Ciliwung Sodetan.
“It is hoped that with the construction of the sewers, residents’ houses near the Ciliwung river can be free from flooding,” said the Mayor of East Jakarta Administration, M. Anwar.
Anwar explained that the status of the land where the sodetan is located is an asset of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government (Pemprov) which has been handed over from the Trisakti Foundation to the East Jakarta Administrative City Government as a public facility and social facility.
Meanwhile regarding relocation, he said that the East Jakarta City Government is preparing solutions for affected residents.
“Among other things, by relocating residents with DKI Jakarta ID cards to flats and traders will be placed in the market under the guidance of PD Pasar Jaya,” he said.
Sodetan Ciliwung berupa terowongan 1.268 meter telah dibangun tahap 1 (2013 - 2015) & tahap 2 (2021 - 2023). Sodetan terdiri dari 2 jalur pipa masing-masing berdiameter 3,5 meter, berfungsi untuk mengalirkan sebagian debit banjir Sungai Ciliwung menuju KBT dan Kali Cipinang. pic.twitter.com/rufarT1ZfF— Kementerian PUPR (@KemenPU) January 24, 2023