TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Acting Jakarta Governor Soni Sumarsono met with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on Wednesday, December 5, 2016, to discuss reclamation project of Islets G and C in Jakarta Bay.
Soni said he learned in the meeting that the environmental permit from the Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry as well as designs for Islets G and C, currently set up by the National Development Agency (Bappenas), will complete in the near future.
“[The environmental permit and design] could be completed in two months’ time,” Soni told Tempo at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs building in Central Jakarta on Monday, December 5, 2016.
According to him, resumption of construction work will be slow because Jakarta administration will be preoccupied with the regional election process. “However, [other] activities such as instruments preparation will continue,” he said.
On the decision to proceed with the reclamation project, Soni leaves it to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. “Major decisions are left to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs,” he said.
Luhut has confirmed that environmental permit and designs will be completed in two months’ time. “Yes, it’s true, we will see what happens next,” he said in the same location.