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(From The Jakarta Post)
The Jakarta Public Works Agency has proposed the establishment of an independent project management unit to handle the Rp 5 trillion (US$588.24 million) East Flood Canal project to stop the flooding that regularly affects 25 percent of Jakarta's 650-square-kilometer area.
Head of the agency, IGKG Suena, said over the weekend that the proposal had been submitted to Governor Sutiyoso and is being discussed at the Jakarta Development Planning Agency (Bappeda).
"We hope that by establishing the unit to focus on the development of the East Flood Canal project, it will be capable of being speeded up," he said, adding that the …