Five Steps to Solve Controversial Jakarta Bay Reclamation

Reading time: 2 menit
Ilustrasi: Ist.

Jakarta (Greeners) – Ministry of Environment and Forestry will apply five steps approach to deal with the controversial 17 man-made islands development of North Jakarta Coastal Area (Pantura) reclamation project.

Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya said that these five steps will be conducted with Ministry of Maritime and Marine Affairs and Commission IV House of Representatives as they agreed to stop the development.

“These steps are crucial to complete the planning documents,” said Minister Siti through short message to Greeners, in Jakarta, on Tuesday (19/4).

The five steps are temporarily stop all reclamation activities including in Bekasi district and Tangerang district, to complete necessary documents such as National Ocean Spatial Planning, Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS), national water strategic areas designation (plans of A,B, O, P, and Q islands) or DKI Jakarta Strategic Spatial Planning and its KLHS, revised National Strategic Spatial Planning of Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Puncak-Cianjur (Jabodetabekpunjur) and its KLHS, Coastal and Small Islands Zoning Planning from DKI Jakarta, Banten, and West Java and its KLHS.

For coherent KLHS, DKI Jakarta, Banten (Tangerang district), and West Java (Bekasi district) must be analyzed simultaneously and made into one document which will be applied for three regions.

“Finalising PERDA KSP and Perda RZWP3K for permits must also be completed,” she said.

The next step is the ministry will recommend moratorium on the construction. In addition, further field identification for law enforcement purpose.

The fifth step is to temporarily stop all constructions until all permits and requirements would be completed including environment permit.

“During moratorium, the ministry will be based on good governance, sustainable development, regulation management,” added Minister Siti.

The Jakarta Bay project was one of the agenda discussed at 2016 Priority Bill, 2016 APBN Management and Performance Evaluation of Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and Official Visit of Commission IV on Plenary Recess 2015-2016.

Minister of Marine and Maritime Affairs Susi Pudjiastuti already announced moratorium on Jakarta Bay reclamation which was decided after a hearing meeting with Ministry of Environment and Forestry with DPR.

“DPR had recommended to stop the reclamation until developers completed the documents,” said Minister Susi.

Furthermore, Maritime Coordinating Minister, Rizal Ramli, said that there will be a joint committee for the issue comprise of senior officials from related ministries, — two director generals and two directors of ministry of environment and forestry, two director generals and two directors of ministry of maritime and marine affairs, two director generals of home affairs ministry and representative from cabinet secretary –.

Meanwhile, Maritime Coordinating Ministry will be represented by two directors.

DKI Jakarta administration sent out deputy governor, development assistant, regional secretary, marine agency, and the governor’s team.

“The joint committee will be handling overlapping regulations on the project,” said Minister Rizal as quoted in a press statement.

Reports by Danny Kosasih