PREMIUMNew Kampung Akuarium brings hope for better living

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first_imgFor years, residents of Kampung Akuarium in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, have had countless meetings discussing the fate of their settlement since a forced eviction in 2016. Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day on Monday seemed to mark a turning point for the residents because on the occasion, the Jakarta administration held a groundbreaking ceremony to reconstruct Kampung Akuarium despite controversies surrounding the project’s legality.Kampung Akuarium is among 21 kampung prioritized for revitalization in Jakarta under Governor Anies Baswedan.Unlike their previous settlement – predominantly landed houses in informal urban settings – the residents’ future home in Kampung Akuarium will be much different. They have decided to rebuild the area with a kampung susun (vertical village) concept.A resident and coordinator of local community forum … Topics : Linkedin Google Log in with your social account Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? #kampung Kampung-Akuarium slum #slums #Jakartalast_img

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