Anies Asks His Successors to Build More Infiltration Wells in Jakarta


DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan outlined a number of flood management efforts in Jakarta. One of them, Anies asked the Governor of DKI Jakarta to add to the construction of infiltration wells.

This is stated in the Governor’s Regulation Number 25 of 2022 concerning the Regional Development Plan (RPD) of DKI Jakarta for 2023-2026 which was signed by Anies on June 10, 2022.

The document initially stated that the handling of the Jakarta flood could not only be made or straightened the flow of rivers with concrete or sheet pile construction.



“Water flowing from the south of Jakarta to the north estuary of Jakarta can be held for longer through the construction of reservoirs and increasing infiltration wells in the southern area of ​​Jakarta,” reads the RPD document as seen on Thursday (22/9/2022).

The document explains that the future function of the reservoir is not just flood control and retention. Later, the reservoir can be managed as a source of raw water or as a new energy source for the benefit of the people of Jakarta.

In addition, DKI also has a target to reduce the area of ​​flood inundation to 889.4 m2 by 2026. A number of policies that will be implemented include construction and increasing the capacity of naturalized or normalized rivers to building coastal embankments of up to 22 km. Here are the details of the policy:

1. Operation of 4 SDEWs (rivers/times, lakes, ponds, reservoirs), as well as optimization and revitalization of SDEWs.

2. Development and capacity building of SDEW, including Kamal Reservoir, Bintaro Reservoir, Marunda Reservoir, Pondok Ranggon Reservoir, Giri Kencana Reservoir, Central Bekasi Embung, West Cakung Embung, Kebagusan Embung.

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3. Land acquisition for river naturalization/normalization in Kali
Ciliwung, Cipinang Melayu Sunter River, Angke River, Jatikramat River, Pesanggrahan River, Krukut River, and others according to the agreement with the Central Government.

4. Operation of 9 polders, as well as construction and capacity building of polders, including Cengkareng, Kapuk Poglar, East Jelambar, Kembangan, Kedoya Taman Ratu Timur, and Ancol Pademangan.

5. Development and capacity building of naturalized/normalized rivers.

6. Construction and capacity building of drainage channels and other flood control infrastructure.

7. Integration of green and blue open space through the replication of Taman Maju Bersama (TMB) in basin areas, naturalization of rivers, and reservoirs.

8. Construction and improvement of rainwater harvesting capacity (PAH) and infiltration wells.

9. Construction of a coastal safety embankment which is the obligation of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government along a length of 22 km.

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