Underground Water Tunnel of Ciliwung River to be completed in April
The President stressed that the mitigation of floods in Jakarta must be comprehensive from the upstream to the downstream.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — After stopping for six years due to the constraints of the land acquisition process, the Ciliwung River underground water tunnel (Sodetan) construction project to the East Flood Canal (KBT) is targeted to be completed and functional in April 2023. This project is expected to control floods in Jakarta.
To ensure the development went according to plan, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited the Ciliwung River underground water tunnel construction project to KBT on Tuesday (24/1/2023). The President was accompanied by the Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, acting Governor of Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono and East Jakarta Mayor Muhammad Anwar.