GAMBARAN KUALITATIF JAKARTA DALAM LIMA TAHUN VERSI JOKOWI
Gubernur DKI Jakarta, Joko Widodo hari ini, Rabu (13/3), menanggapi pemandangan umum fraksi Partai Persatuan Pembangunan dan Partai Keadilan Sejahtera DPRD DKI Jakarta terkait gambaran kualitatif dari Rancangan Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Daerah (RPJMD). Dalam Rapat Paripurna di Gedung DPRD itu, Jokowi menyampaikan tiga hal tentang gambaran kualitatif dari RPJMD tersebut.
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a) MRT Lebak Bulus–Bundaran HI 
May 2, 2013, 1:47 p.m. ET
Groups Lined Up to Build Jakarta Railway
JAKARTA—Indonesia announced that two groups made up of local and Japanese companies won bids to build part of a $1.6 billion urban railway system, advancing a decades-old plan to bring modern trains to Jakarta in an attempt to stave off total gridlock in the country's capital.
"Finally, after 24 years of waiting and planning, this evening I declare the [railway] construction can start," Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo told reporters and businesspeople gathered on Thursday at the landmark Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in the heart of the capital. Plans for the railway were first conceived in the late 1980s, but red tape and funding disagreements blocked its advance over the years.
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, center, displarfs the mass transport plan with Dono Boestami, right, head of the MRT Jakarta company, at the official launching of the first mass rapid transport project in the city on Thursday.
Mr. Widodo said the winners of separate sections of a $462 million underground section of the railway, which will run through the heart of Jakarta's main business district, were a consortium of :
- Shimizu Corp., 1803.TO -3.27%
- Obayashi Corp., 1802.TO -3.02%
- PT Wijaya Karya WIKA.JK -1.03% and
- Jaya Konstruksi, JKON.JK +2.72% and a consortium of
- Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. 1821.TO -1.96% and
- PT Hutama Karya.
- The railway will be funded through a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, or JICA.
Mr. Widodo declined to name a groundbreaking date nor discuss who will take on the remaining portions of the railway, saying only that the whole 15.7-kilometer-long railway must be completed by 2017.
Dono Boestami of PT MRT Jakarta, the government company overseeing the railway, told reporters he expects to sign a definitive contract with the underground winners "soon."
"We can't say exactly when physical construction will begin," he said. "But it will not go beyond this year. There's no more reason for delays. We've reached a point of no return."Traffic in Jakarta has become among the slowest in Asia in recent years, as a rapidly growing middle class buys new cars and motorcycles—adding more than 1,000 vehicles to the streets every day—and as the population of the greater metropolitan area has grown to more than 25 million. Bus use has declined over the period.
Businesses have long complained that poor infrastructure costs the city in myriad ways, not least by creating bottlenecks along the roads and at the overburdened seaports and airports. Officials and academics regularly discuss whether Indonesia's capital should be changed to a less-populated region beyond the island of Java.
A study by JICA estimated that Jakarta would hit total gridlock by 2020 without changes to its public transportation system.
The new project will give downtown Jakarta its first above- and below-ground urban railway years after Southeast Asian neighbors Singapore and Bangkok built such systems. Later construction, pending government approval and financing, could boost the capital's total railway length to more than 100 kilometers over the next 15 to 20 years.
If the project gets off the ground, it would give Mr. Widodo, who entered office last October on promises to support the poor, improve infrastructure and create a more efficient bureaucracy, a visible sign of progress. The governor had said the project would begin months ago, while over the same span he's suggested the city was close to reviving another long-planned but dormant project, a monorail estimated to cost close to $1 billion.
Japanese construction and trading companies have been bidding on projects across Asia, often backed by Japanese government loans, in the hopes of bagging huge orders as the region builds up its roads, railways, ports and power plants.
Shimizu and Obayashi are among Japan's largest construction companies. Shimizu, which helped build Japan's bullet-train tracks and many other high-profile projects, has helped build a sewage-treatment plant in Malaysia and an airport and power plant in Indonesia. Obayashi has worked on everything from factories and office buildings to industrial parks and golf courses in Indonesia.
"Our companies are capable of providing safe, resilient and environment-friendly infrastructure that are needed for connectivity enhancement within and among Asean states," said Kimihiro Ishikane, Japan's Jakarta-based ambassador to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "Of course, Japanese construction companies are also wishing to be more actively involved in business in the region where potential demand for infrastructure is huge."
Yoga Adiwinarto, country director for the independent Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, said the railway was a welcome symbol that the government was moving forward, but that it should be secondary to the expansion of the city's bus system, which can carry far more people.
b) Light Rapid Transit (LRT) "The bus is the solution right now," he said. "But it's fair to say the government is doing everything now to start the process" of revamping public transportation across the city. "What the previous government didn't do was begin."—Eric Bellman
c) 15 koridor busway 
The Jakarta Post | JakartaPemerintah Provinsi DKI Jakarta sudah membangun 12 koridor busway dari 15 koridor yang direncanakan. Tiga koridor lainnya, Blok M-Ciledug, Kalimalang-Blok M, dan Depok-Manggarai ditargetkan rampung pada 2015.
Fri, May 03 2013, 12:22 PM
The long wait for Jakarta’s buses may soon be over
The Jakarta Transportation Agency will open a tender to procure 420 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses for the Transjakarta Management Authority (BLU).
“The tender is scheduled to open in May,” agency head Udar Pristono told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, declining to reveal the exact date.
He did say that the auction would remain open for 45 days, and that the Rp 1 trillion (US$103 million) had been set aside to fund the purchase, an average of only quarter of a million dollars per vehicle.
The Development Institute for Technology Application (BPPT) will define the technical specifications of both the regular and articulated buses.
Transjakarta needs buses with highest specifications because they will be expected to operate nonstop, all day long. This may determine the exact number of buses which can be obtained with the available budget.
The new buses will be maintained and operated by BLU.Ahmad Firdaus, a daily commuter on corridor 9 serving Pluit in North Jakarta and Pinang Ranti in East Jakarta, is delighted with the plan to increase the number of Transjakarta buses.“Sometimes I have to wait 20 to 30 minutes for a bus. After 6 p.m., the buses are almost always full, with even more people waiting at the bus shelter. More buses should cut my waiting time,” he said.Andi Rizal, who commutes from Grogol in West Jakarta to Sarinah in Central Jakarta was late for work last week because he had to wait for the bus.“I don’t have a motorcycle or a car. I rely on public transportation, especially Transjakarta. I am happy to hear the plan for more buses.”BLU chief Muhammad Akbar acknowledged complaints from commuters who had to wait too long for buses to arrive.“Increasing the number of buses is the best way to cut the waiting time of passengers,” he said.He went on to qualify his view saying that the biggest factor in the waiting time was the condition of the busway lanes, which were frequently illegally occupied by other vehicles.
“Keeping the lanes clear from unauthorized vehicles is the responsibility of Jakarta Traffic Police. It is an external factor that Transjakarta do nothing about,” he went on.The bus boss suggested that the police should be more consistent in applying harsher sanctions against unauthorized drivers who enter the lanes. (JP/hrl)
d) Serta berfungsinya sistem pembatasan kendaraan pribadi. 
e) Penataan trayek angkutan umum.
f) Peremajaan armada bus. 
May 3, 2013.
By Lenny Tristia Tambun
Jakarta Plans Parking Meter Scheme to Boost City FundsA new plan from the Jakarta administration to install parking meters aims to reduce traffic congestion and provide a new source of income for the city.
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said on Friday that the plan reflects successful meter schemes already implemented in other cities and countries. He said the government would team up with the private sector to install the devices, which would be regulated according to the gubernatorial bylaw on parking.
“They [private companies] manage the parking on the street system, now we want to use the parking meter technology as used in Europe so we can split the profit. We can actually earn a lot of money from this parking system,” he said.
Basuki said the city government has selected to implement trial meters in North and Central Jakarta.
“We will immediately launch the trial for this new parking system,” he said.
For the first stage of the trial, parking meters will be installed in Kelapa Gading, where there are a lot of home offices, and in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta.
“With this system if you want to park your car, you will have to estimate how long you’re going to park there and you pay with coins or a debit card,” he said.
Basuki said the complete implementation of parking meter devices for both on-street and off-street parking would boost the city’s income and would gradually eliminate illegal on-street parking.
“If we implement this system, the parking attendant can manage 10 parking sections at once. If you don’t pay you’ll get a ticket, so it’s more orderly and manageable,” he said.
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MRT construction to start in July
Fri, May 31 2013, 7:16 AM
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta |
Fri, May 31 2013, 7:16 AM
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta |
Mass rapid transit (MRT) project operator city-owned PT MRT Jakarta plans to start construction in July.
"[On Thursday] the board of directors will start negotiations with the project winners. Should the discussions go smoothly, we will sign the contract and start the construction in July as planned," Company president commissioner Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas said at City Hall on Wednesday evening.
In the first phase of construction, the contractors are expected to start the underground construction from Bundaran HI circle in Central Jakarta to Blok M in South Jakarta.
Erry said that the contract negotiations were expected to conclude within two weeks.
Deputy Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said that the city administration would soon issue a gubernatorial decree regarding the project's financing. "The issuance of such a decree won't take a long time."
The construction of the first MRT track, which is planned to connect Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta and the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta, will be funded with a ¥125 billion (US$1.27 million) soft loan from JICA.
2) BANJIR,ROB dan GENANGAN
Berbagai pembangunan, seperti
a) 12 waduk dan 17 embung, 
Governor and human rights body meet on Pluit, at long last
Sita W. Dewi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta |
Jakarta | Sat, May 18 2013, 1:51 PM
WADUK PLUITGovernor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo went to the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) on Friday after declining to honor two previous summonses.The commission called on the governor in its investigations of allegations that armed personnel used threats of force to evict squatters from city land in Muara Baru, North Jakarta.Jokowi arrived at Komnas HAM’s office in Menteng, South Jakarta, a little after 9 a.m., when he was greeted by commissioner Siane Indriani before proceeding to a closed-door meeting.Speaking to reporters later, Komnas HAM chairwoman Siti Noor Laila expressed her appreciation for the governor’s gesture.“This morning, Jokowi, as the governor of Jakarta, has come to Komnas HAM with data that we will discuss thoroughly later,” Siti said. “Komnas HAM and the city administration will work together to solve problems in the field, including how to continue the construction plan while ensuring the people’s well-being.”Siti said that the administration was obliged to communicate its plans to affected residents. “We will also offer alternatives,” she added.
28/05/2013 17:19:27While conciliatory, Jokowi said that work on the projects that prompted the evictions, namely, normalizing the Pluit Dam, which has suffered from sedimentation, and building a waste management installation, would continue as scheduled.“We will work together — Komnas HAM and the administration. We will complement our data,” Jokowi said.The governor acknowledged that evicting squatters from the Pluit Dam site had not been easy. “I have met with them more than 20 times. There were different communities with different interests. The point is we want to resolve these issues.”Meanwhile, Siane said that the commission was aware that not all the squatters, concentrated in an area comprising a quarter of the 80-hectare site, were impoverished.“Our data indicates that there are 12,000 people there. We are aware that there are people who are trying to take advantage of the situation. But some others have IDs and KK [family cards] and deserve certain treatment,” Siane said.“We want to make sure that these people get what they deserve,” she added, declining to provide exact numbers on those holding KTPs. “We will need to verify the data first”.Perhaps responding to comments made by Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama warning Komnas HAM not to get involved in an administrative issue, Siane said that the commission never intended to justify the occupation of idle land belonging to the administration.“We just want to ensure that their rights are guaranteed and that they receive reliable information on the administration’s programs,” Siane said.Separately, Ahok said on Friday that the administration wanted to remove squatters from the Pluit Dam site to guarantee their well-being.“If the area is flooded by sea water, it will collapse,” Ahok said at City Hall on Friday.“Can you imagine what would happen to all those thousands of people? Won’t it will much more dangerous for them?”To date, the administration has relocated more than 400 families from the site to low-cost apartments in Marunda, Muara Angke and Muara Baru in North Jakarta, where they pay rents ranging from Rp 150,000 (US$15.45) to Rp 250,000.The city has also allotted 2.3 hectares to build new apartments near the dam to accommodate 700 families and has announced plans to buy another 6-hectare plot nearby to build more low-cost apartments.
City Allocates Rp 20 Billion for Sediment Dredging in Pluit DamBERITAJAKARTA.COM —Jakarta Public Works Department is going to dredge 200 thousand cubic of sediment in Pluit Dam in the near future. The dredging will be focused on the west or left side of the dam.“We have demolished almost all citizens’ houses on the west side of Pluit Dam compared to the ones on east or right side,” said Jakarta Deputy Governor, Basuki T Purnama, at the City Hall, Tuesday (5/28).Basuki stated that the demolishment against citizens’ houses on east side of Pluit Dam is not realized yet, due to unavailable flats. “After the flats construction is finished, we will demolish citizens’ houses on east side of the dam,” he told.According to Basuki, Jakarta Provincial Government has allocated a budget in the amount of Rp 20 billion to dredge the sediment on the west side of Pluit dam. “Until now, it is still being auctioned. Sediment dredging in Pluit Dam would not be enough to restore the dam’s depth and width to its ideal size. But, we better start early than doing nothing. We should at least make progress,” he uttered.Basuki asserted that the dredging on west side of Pluit Dam will be prioritized, considering the land there has already been emptied. “We could not dredge the east side just yet because there are 1,400 houses stood there. We’re worried that if the area is dredged, it will incur casualties,” he explained.Basuki also has instructed Jakarta Public Works Department to provide a portable pump, with a capacity of 15 cubic per second, around Pluit Dam bank to anticipate flood in upcoming rainy season. “Pluit Dam already has pumps installed on its west, central, and east sides. The pump in east side was built with grant from Japan, while the pumps on central and west sides are damaged. The solution is that we install portable pumps first as tandem until everything is back to normal,” he finished.
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b) Sumur Resapan di 21 lokasi, 
d) Selesainya normalisasi dan pengerukan 63.220 meter sungai dan saluran air.
BERITAJAKARTA.COMCity to Build IPAL on the Edge of Pluit Dam
Jakarta Provincial Government is going to build a waste water management installation (IPAL) on the edge of Pluit Dam. Its construction aims to smooth water disposal into the sea.
“We’ll build IPAL in Plut Dam area,” stated Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki T Purnama at the City Hall, Monday (5/20).
Basuki explained that the construction of IPAL there is also intended to prevent wastes from polluting the water that goes into the dam, as well as to add the amount of clean water reserves.
“Jakarta is lacking of clean water resources. Just imagine, if the dam is normalized, 6 million cubic could be achieved, since the land is 80 hectares,” he uttered.
Basuki also told that the buildings along Pluit Dam edge had to be demolished because the area will be used for public facilities to offset IPAL facilities.
“We will build playground and recreational place,” he finished.
e) Proyek Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy (JCDS) yang mencakup
- pembangunan Giant Sea Wall
- reklamasi 17 pulau di Utara Jakarta sedang dalam proses kalkulasi.
"Terowongan multifungsi bawah tanah sudah dalam proses pembangunan,"
3) PERUMAHAN DAN PEMUKIMAN KOTA
a) 2.443 unit Rusunawa sudah akan berfungsi dengan dipadukan - fasilitas pasar- kesehatan, dan olahraga. 
b) Peningkatan ruang publik dengan penambahan Ruang Terbuka Hijau (RTH) menjadi 11%.
Unoccupied, Home Office of Senen Sub-District Head to Be Transformed into RTH
The addition of green open space (RTH) in the capital city keeps being conducted by Jakarta Provincial Government. One of the efforts done is by transforming the home offices of urban village and sub-district heads, which have been left unused, into green open spaces. In Central Jakarta, the home office of Senen Sub-District Head is deemed to be suitable to be transformed into green open space.
Central Jakarta Mayor, Saefullah, said the home office has been left uninhabited since 1990. The current Head of Senen Sub-District, M Anwar, prefers to live at his private home in Tanahabang. “There is one home office in Central Jakarta that has been left unoccupied, which is Senen Sub-District Head’s. Seeing its condition, the house is suitable to be transformed into a green open space,” stated Saefullah, Tuesday (5/28).
According to him, even though the home office is slated to become a green open space, his party is going to renovate the house with a budget of Rp 2 billion. “The home office will be renovated because there have been no official directives from both Jakarta Governor and Vice Governor to transform it into a green open space. However, we will support whatever their decision would be,” stressed Saefullah.
The home office of Senen Sub-District Head is located on Jl. Kalibaru Timur IV No. 24, RT 07/02, Bungur Urban Village. Considering its location in the midst of densely populated area, the house is indeed suitable to be transformed into green open space. “The house will be evaluated first before it is transformed into green open space,” added Saefullah.
Meanwhile, Head of Menteng Sub-District, Bondan Dyah Ekowati, told that she is very much supporting the program to transform damaged home offices of urban village and sub-district head into green open spaces. As a matter of fact, her home office which she currently occupied is also severely damaged.
“My home office on Jl. Matraman Dalam I, RT 3/8, Pegangsaan Urban Village, is already severely damaged since the era of previous Menteng Sub-District Head. Since its location is in the middle of citizens’ residential, I think the home office is good enough to be used as green open space,” she uttered.
Jakarta to create friendly environment for children
Sita W. Dewi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta |
Sat, May 11 2013, 12:58 PM
About 3 million of Jakarta’s children may have public spaces designed especially for them as the city administration plans to conduct a pilot project to create a “child friendly” city.
Central Jakarta, South Jakarta and North Jakarta will pilot the project.
East Jakarta, which the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) says has recorded the highest number of child abuse cases, is not on the administration’s list yet.
Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently said that he did not rule out East Jakarta from his program.
But the administration’s decision to prioritize the three municipalities was made because they were the most prepared among other municipalities and regency in the capital in terms of administrative affairs, budget and infrastructure.
“Just be patient,” he said.“Our commitment is to encourage the remaining two [East Jakarta and West Jakarta] to follow through after we’re done with these three.”
Jokowi, however, said that the administration had yet to establish specific areas within the three municipalities where the child friendly city programs would run.
He also did not elaborate on the specific criteria a city should meet to be considered child friendly.
Commission chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait lauded the administration’s plan, under which children’s spaces will be built in different areas of the three municipalities, including in slum areas, and will be equipped with computers and libraries.
But he said it was important for the administration to explain a measurable set of parameters that qualified the three municipalities as models for other municipalities in creating a child friendly city.
“Things that have to be measured include the safety of children, the existence of adequate regulations protecting children when they have to deal with child abuse and the number of street children and child prostitutes,” he said.
He added that none of the five municipalities would qualify to take part in the pilot project if the number of child abuse cases was taken into account as the number of such cases remained high in all municipalities.
The commission recorded 2,637 child abuse cases in Greater Jakarta last year — 1,075 of these cases incorporate some sexual dimension.
“Another parameter I think the administration should take into account is that if a house is not smoke-free, it’s not child friendly because smoke can threaten the health of children,” Arist said.
Shinta Ariyanti, a mother of two who lives in Menteng, Central Jakarta, said she welcomed the administration’s plan.
She said she had encouraged her children to play in parks because she realized that her children needed to interact with nature, not only with people.
“It is such a good idea. I am getting bored of taking my kids to malls every weekend,” said the 36-year-old businesswoman.
“I think the best place for children to play is in open spaces.”
Housewife Saras and white-collar worker Budiyanto Halim, a couple living in Kuningan, South Jakarta, hoped that the administration would realize the plan as soon as possible.
“Jakarta lacks open spaces for children, so I think its a good plan,” said Saras.
“I hope that by the time I have a baby, the open spaces are already built so I can take my baby there every weekend,” the newlywed said.
c) Penataan 100 lokasi kampung dan lingkungan kumuh akan dirampungkan dalam lima tahun. 
Narasumber : (KF-NAD/Liputan KF:AS/Mrg/Foto: Antara) 
9.8 Million Jakarta Citizens Support MRT Construction
Syamsudin said that he was all set to carry out his tasks.
Headlines | Sun, May 19 2013, 9:58 AM
Thu, May 16 2013, 9:10 AM
New mayor told to oversee projects
Sita W. Dewi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday inaugurated South Jakarta mayor Syamsudin Noor, who has been acting South Jakarta mayor since February, at the Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village in South Jakarta.
In his speech, Jokowi called on the South Jakarta mayor and officials to retain green spaces and water catchment areas in the municipality, as well as to monitor the administration’s projects in the area.
MRT - Residents“Don’t let green spaces be turned into shopping malls or housing estates,” Jokowi said.
The governor also encouraged South Jakarta officials to approach residents who would be affected by the city administration’s programs, such as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and dredging projects.
The first track of the MRT project, set to connect Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta with the Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle in Central Jakarta, has been opposed by hundreds of residents of Fatmawati, South Jakarta.
They rejected the construction of an elevated MRT track above their properties under the impression that the construction might affect their property values and turn the area into a slum.
“Mr. Mayor should communicate with residents [affected by the project] so we can carry out the program smoothly,” Jokowi said, adding that the mayor should also regularly visit residents and places to get a thorough understanding of various issues.
9.8 Million Jakarta Citizens Support MRT Construction
BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 16/05/2013 17:58:11
Even though the phase 1 of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project construction from Lebakbulus-Hotel Indonesia Roundabout is facing rejection from a small part of Fatmawati residents, South Jakarta, Jakarta Provincial Government will still continue with the project. Besides, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) claims that out of 9.8 million citizens in Jakarta, only a minuscule number of people rejecting MRT construction.
“Why should I think about the interest of only 40 people, while there are 9.8 million of Jakarta citizens. It would be different if the ones rejecting it are the 9 million citizens. Yet, I am still willing to talk to them. But if they push me, I will crush them. I will do anything for the sake of public’s interest,” stated Jokowi when he becomes a speaker at Tarumanegara University, West Jakarta, Thursday (5/16).Jokowi stressed that city needs the support of its citizens to be able to grow. Thus, he asks Jakarta citizens to support the programs he implemented, because all of it is for the sake of citizens’ own welfare. “MRT is just the beginning, but there are those who reject it already,” he told.
Even so, Jokowi will still treat the citizens as equal. The citizens who reject MRT construction are no exception. “I treat all citizens as equal. I will take down anyone who is in the wrong,” he asserted.
According to Jokowi, the first phase of MRT construction is actually could already be carried out today, especially since the contractors from Japan and state-owned company (BUMN) have been selected to build it immediately. “We have also conducted the launching at HI Roundabout. Anytime, MRT can be built tomorrow, next month. Just do it,” he said.
As known, some citizens who live on Jl. Fatmawati and Jl. Panglima Polim are rejecting the construction of MRT elevated lane because they worried it would disturb their businesses which have been established since decades. Even today, they return to install banners around Block A Market, South Jakarta, rejecting MRT elevated lane construction.
Syamsudin said that he was all set to carry out his tasks.
“[The city administration] has big projects, I am ready to support them,” he said, adding that he would encourage residents to create percolation pits in their backyards.
The first track of the MRT project, which will have six underground stations, seven elevated stations and a capacity of 173,000 passengers per day, was officially launched on May 2 at the HI traffic circle.LEBAK BULUS STADIUM
Construction of the 15.7-kilometer track is expected to be completed in 2017.
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama confirmed that Lebak Bulus stadium in South Jakarta would be demolished and turned into an MRT depot. The city administration will build new stadiums at BMW park in Pademangan, North Jakarta, and Ulujami, Pesanggrahan, in South Jakarta to replace Lebak Bulus stadium, the home base of Jakarta’s Persija soccer club.RIVERS AND DAMS
“We will complete the land acquisition in Pesanggrahan to build a new home base for Persija,“ Ahok said at City Hall.
The city administration has also planned to start its massive dredging project over rivers and dams, Ciliwung and Pesanggrahan rivers, which pass South Jakarta, this year. As part of the program, the administration will relocate squatters living along the riverbanks.
The governor is scheduled to inaugurate the new West Jakarta mayor at the Angke low-cost apartments in Tambora, West Jakarta, on Thursday.
Jokowi, again, talks of a new Jakarta
Indah Setiawati, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta |
Jakarta | Sat, May 18 2013, 2:04 PM
Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says he does not want to let horrendous traffic and a host of other urban woes blot out the good things about living in the capital.
While Jokowi might have accepted such talk about Jakarta when he was mayor of the sleepy city of Surakarta, Central Java, the onslaught of bad publicity about Jakarta has apparently ticked him off since he became governor.
At a public lecture at Tarumanagara University in West Jakarta, on Thursday, the governor said that he wanted to replace images of Jakarta as a flooded and gridlocked metropolis with those of a modern city with a strong character.
“We have to build the right brand for Jakarta that makes this city distinctive. To date, foreign people still hold perception that Jakarta is congested and flooded,” Jokowi said.
A new brand image for Jakarta would have to be persuasive enough to supplant images of flooding and traffic jams, the governor said. Jokowi, who was named the world’s No. 3 mayor for his tenure in Surakarta, said that ideas for rebranding Jakarta should come from residents.
“If the residents want to build Jakarta into a carnival city, we can make a daily carnival that is different from the annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro,” Jokowi said.
The governor said that Jakarta’s multicultural community gave the city great potential to become a performing arts city holding regular shows.
“Our tagline is ‘Enjoy Jakarta’, but what should we enjoy? We have to gather ideas from the grassroots level such as the RW [community unit]. After we find what we want, we can build the product and packaging,” Jokowi said.
He emphasized his administration’s approach of listening to the public, saying that horizontal leadership was best suited to the social media era, enabling people to express ideas as well as to gather support or voice negative sentiment.
“We hold public hearings to get feedback for big projects, so the residents who oppose the plan do not need to stage a protest. They can talk to us and convey to us their concepts,” Jokowi said.
The governor’s remarks and humor received an enthusiastic response from members of the standing-room-only audience.
Jokowi presented an update on projects that aimed to improve public transportation, such as an initiative to buy 1,000 Transjakarta buses by November and plans to take over the city’s privately operated fleets of deteriorating minibuses.
He once said that bus service would improve once the monorail and the first track of the city’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) projects were completed.
Jokowi also spoke of plans to raise parking rates and to introduce electronic road pricing to discourage private car use.
The monorail project, intended to have two routes spanning 14.27 kilometers in South Jakarta and 9.72 kilometers in East and West Jakarta, is expected to be complete by 2016.
Meanwhile, the construction of the first 15.7-kilometer section of track on the MRT connecting Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta is expected to be completed in 2017.
After the lecture finished, college students who were fans of Jokowi swarmed him to shake his hands and get photograph.
“He has won my heart with his down to earth profile. He is far from arrogant and very approachable,” Tania Patricia said after showing off the governor’s autograph on her smartphone.
Meanwhile, an urban architecture expert from the University of Indonesia, Gunawan Tjahjono, said that building a new brand for Jakarta would not be easy, and that Jokowi needed to specify the character of the capital that he wanted to highlight.
“Every city has its own character. Jakarta has some festivals, too, such as Cap Go Meh,” Gunawan said. “Jokowi may not really know Jakarta yet.”
Gunawan said that developing a unique character for the capital could be done through promoting architecture and traditional attire and ceremonies, noting that it would take many years to create something that could be recognized as a tradition.
“Jokowi may be able to initiate something new, but whatever legacy he will leave, it will be replaced by his predecessor unless the legacy becomes a tradition,” Gunawan said.
Corry Elyda, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta |Jakarta needs more interactive museums
Headlines | Sun, May 19 2013, 9:58 AM
Top fun!: A child throws his spinning top during traditional game show, part of the Jakarta Festival Museum Day in West Jakarta’s old town area on Saturday. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)Ramadian, 30, rushed out of the Bank Indonesia museum in the historic Old Town area in West Jakarta on Saturday when his three-year-old son started crying.28/05/2013
“He became scared because some of the rooms at the museum were too dark,” he said, adding that he had not managed to see all the collections at the museum because of his son’s outburst.
Ramadian, who visited the Old Town with his family, eventually decided to roam around Fatahilla Square during the time remaining.
“My son preferred enjoying the scenery and open space here rather than visiting the old, dark museum,” he said during the Jakarta Festival Museum Day, which was held to mark International Museum Day on Saturday.
Ramadian regretted that museums rarely provided interactive activities for children, saying that such facilities would not only be fun for children but would also be educational.
According to Jelajah Buday, a group of history lovers, Jakarta has 62 well-maintained museums but most are still conventional in the way that they mostly display objects or collections with accompanying written information. Only a few museums provide visitors with interactive media, such as audio-visual equipment, trained tour guides or interactive activities.
University of Indonesia (UI) museum expert Kresno Yulianto Soekardi said that museum curators and managers needed to be more creative in presenting objects and information.
Kresno cited Indonesia’s Independence Day on Aug. 17, 1945, as an example. “It would be far more interesting if a museum also told actual stories from the event in question, such as the fact that president Sukarno ordered fried rice or that the original draft of the proclamation of independence was thrown in a waste bin,” he said.
He added that by offering stories connected to historical events and items, a museum’s artifacts would be made more interesting.
Another example is the archeological museum, Tengah Kebun, in Kemang, South Jakarta, which has invited archeologists and historians to research the historical backgrounds of its collections.
“Visitors to the museum, which was recently voted the best private museum in the city by the Jelalah Budaya community, can read many interesting things about the collections,” museum expert Yunus Arbi told The Jakarta Post on Friday.
He added that the museum’s tour guide also delivered facts in an informal way, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy their visits.
Kresno said interactive activities in museums would certainly encourage more people, including foreign tourists, to visit.
The Layang Layang Museum in South Jakarta, for instance, provides various activities, such as kite making, batik painting, making ceramics and watching films, for both adults and children.
Kresno said that all parties needed to get involved in order to attract more people to visit museums.
“People who live near museums, the government, museum curators, public figures and the media all need to work together to get more people to visit museums,” he said.
The Textile Museum in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, attracts relatively few visitors, partly because it is located on a congested road and is somewhat hidden behind street vendors.
Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency chief Arie Budiman said the general trend was encouraging if one looked at the rising number of domestic and foreign visitors to the city’s museums in the last five years.
Arie added, however, that museum curators should continue to improve their services to encourage positive word-of-mouth that would, in turn, draw more visitors.
“We should also actively promote museums,” he said, adding that his agency advertized museums in malls and shopping centers. “Also, we often hold events in the museums themselves,” he said, adding that these were effective ways to attract more people to visit.
Arie said the celebrations this year for International Museum Day included more interactive events, like creative competitions and games, in the hope that visitors would be left with fond memories of their visits to the museums. (tam)
Jokowi Distributed 1,733,991 Jakarta Health Cards
As many as 1,733,991 Jakarta Health Card (KJS) was distributed by Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo, Tuesday (5/28). Symbolically, Jokowi distributed the cards at Koja, Pasarrebo and Kalideres Community Health Centers. The citizens looked enthusiastic and pleased when they received the KJS they have been waiting for.28/05/2013 12:02:55
KJS distribution was carried out through community health centers in all urban villages and sub districts. The number of KJS distributed in the second phase is 1,733,991 cards which could be detailed as follows; 339,333 in Central Jakarta, 105,715 in North Jakarta, 435,979 in West Jakarta, 337,499 in South Jakarta, 502,500 in East Jakarta and 12,965 in Seribu Islands.
"We distributed as many as 1,773,991 KJS today. Those who could not retrieve their KJS today could do so tomorrow or the day after. However, the faster the better," said Jokowi, during KJS distribution at Koja Community Health Center, North Jakarta, Tuesday (5/28).
KJS second phase distribution was carried out symbolically by Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo to 100 KJS recipients at each community health center that he visited. Aside from distributing KJS, Jokowi also made the time to check the treatment rooms, including dentistry and pediatrics wings of every community health center he visited.
During the distribution, Jokowi was accompanied by Head of Jakarta Health Department, Dien Emawati and PT Askes CEO, Fahmi Idris. Previously, in the first phase Jakarta Government had distributed as many as 3,000 KJS.
The number of KJS recipients at Koja community health center was 4,100 people. Meanwhile, the number of KJS recipients at Pasarrebo community health center was 30,768 people and 82,579 people at Kalideres community health center. "No matter the place, the important thing is for KJS to be distributed widely and evenly, because our outlet is through community health centers," he finished.
246 Bridges in E. Jakarta Cleaned Up
The effort to beautify its municipal keeps being conducted by East Jakarta Administrative Government prior to the 486th anniversary of Jakarta on the upcoming June 22nd 2013. One of them is by cleaning 246 bridges from graffiti, taking down pamphlets and repainting the bridge.
The cleaning activities on bridges have been conducted since back in April. The activities are also in accordance to the Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo`s wish who would like for public and social facilities to be clean from graffiti as an anniversary present.
"This is to realize the governor`s wish so the bridges would look clean and well-maintained," said Ahmad Yazied, Head of East Jakarta Public Works Road Sub Department, Road Maintenance Section, Tuesday (5/28).
One of the repainted bridges located on Jl Prof Dr Soekamto, Durensawit. "One of them is the bridge on Jl Prof Dr Soekamto. All bridges are clean from graffiti by now," he told.
Aside from painting the bridges, he also repaired 122 residential roads. "We repaired residential roads by reinforcing them with asphalt," he informed.
He will also repair 22 main roads by reinforcing them with concrete. "We are still waiting for the project auction result," he explained.
The 22 roads that will be reinforced with concrete are Jl Komarudin (Cakung), Jl Swadaya Kompleks PLN (Cakung) and Jl Pahlawan Revolusi.