Indonesia | Jakarta governor scraps huge island reclamation project

Jakarta governor scraps huge island reclamation project

Governor revokes permits for 13 of 17 artificial islands in $40-billion project aimed to slow land subsidence in capital, which he and critics say harms the environment and fishing communities

Jakarta, October 6, 2018 11:35 AM (UTC+8)
An image of the 17 artificial islands that were part of the Jakarta Bay reclamation project. Image courtesy of the University of Indonesia’s School of Social and Political Studies.
An image of the 17 artificial islands that were part of the Jakarta Bay reclamation project. Image courtesy of the University of Indonesia’s School of Social and Political Studies.
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