Kampung Pulo inundate has shifted to Kemang: BNPB

The annual flooding that customarily afflicts East Jakarta’s Kampung Pulo area has shifted to Kemang, South Jakarta, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has stated.

“In Oct alone, Kemang has been flooded 4 times,” BNPB orator Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in East Jakarta on Thursday, as quoted by tribunnews.com on Thursday.

He cited a degraded Krukut River to be a categorical means of a floods.  

The Krukut River has narrowed from 20 meters to usually 4 to 5 meters since of physical structures that have been built illegally on the designated immature space along a riverbanks. The bootleg structures include luxury residences.

Sutopo certified that restoring the river would be costly, not to discuss a intrusion it would means to a public.

However, he said, the Ciliwung River restoration plan had decreased a magnitude of floods in East Jakarta’s Bukit Duri area, that was once a flood-prone area.

The ongoing Ciliwung plan costs Rp 1.18 trillion (US$86.6 million) and will dilate a stream from 25 meters to 40-50 meters. The plan is also approaching to boost a H2O upsurge from about 200 cubic meters per second during benefaction to 570 cubic meters per second.

The BNPB annals 125 subdistricts and 643 village units as flood-prone areas in a capital, with a flooding mainly caused by problematic conditions along riverbanks and complicated rains that increase the risk of floods. (dis)

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