Thursday, June 18, 2015

Convert cleared land as parks

When Jokowi was governor of Jakarta, he cleared the squatters living around Pluit Reservoir in a North Jakarta. The cleared areas were converted into parks and sports play ground for use by the public. He chose not to sell the land for development which could bring a lot of money for the Jakarta government. That was a wise decision. It avoided demands from the cleared squatters for compensation.
The new governor Ahok developed six islands through reclamation in the sea off Jakarta. That brought in the funds for the city.

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