Monthly Archives: September 2015


Greater Jakarta: City, SOEs to build Port of Jakarta

JAKARTA: The city administration will work together with state port operator PT Pelindo II and North Jakarta industrial zone operator PT Kawasan Berikat Nusantara to develop an integrated seaport called the Port of Jakarta.

Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said that the Port of Jakarta would be developed on five of the planned 17 man-made islets off the city’s north coast, which he referred to as islets M, N, O, P and Q.

“We want this port to be integrated, just like the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The Port of Rotterdam is dubbed the heart of Europe and we want the Port of Jakarta to be the heart of Asia,” Ahok told reporters at City Hall on Friday.

He further said that during a recent official visit to the Netherlands, the city of Rotterdam had agreed to cooperate with Jakarta in developing the port.

“Rotterdam will be our strategic partner. They have experience with land reclamation development and we can learn from them,” Ahok said, adding that the city administration would appoint city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) to take care of further issues regarding its development.



LOI Signed for Jakarta’s Giant Sea Wall

South Korea, the Netherlands and Indonesia have signed a letter of intent for a study on a joint realization of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD), also known as the ‘Giant Sea Wall’ project.

The LOI was signed in Jakarta on 3 September by vice president Choi Sung Ho of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), deputy minister Lucky EkoWuryanto of infrastructure at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, and deputy head of mission Ferdinand Lahnstein of the Dutch embassy in Indonesia.

Following request of the Indonesian government, Korea and the Netherlands will study the options for a joint realization of the mega-project. Based on the outcome of the study the three countries are expected to make a final decision on the start of second and third phase of this mega project.

The new study is expected to be ready in six month.

The first phase of the NCICD project has already started and concerns the enforcement and lifting of the existing flood wall along Jakarta’s coastline.

The second and third phase of the project include a $40 billion megadevelopment, construction of a 32 km long sea wall in the bay of Jakarta.

Dutch and Indonesian experts have been working on the details of the NCICD-plan since 2008, involving a Dutch consortium headed by consultancy firms Grontmij, Witteveen+Bos with subconsultants Dutch research center Deltares, architecture firm KuiperCompagnons and consultancy firm Ecorys.