Jokowi Never Issued Permit for Jakarta Reclamation

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 , 13:00:00 WIB -

President Joko Widodo (left) is seen in an event to donate shrimps, Bekasi Regency, Jawa Barat, Wednesday (1/11). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has underscored that he never issue any permit for the Jakarta Reclamation Project, when was Jakarta Governor and in his term as Indonesian President

"I emphasize, as President [of Indonesia], I never issued any permit for the reclamation projected. When I was [Jakarta Governor], I never issued such permit neither," he said, Bekasi, Jawa Barat, Wednesday (Nov.1).

Concering the Governor Regulation No.146/2014 on Technical Guidance in Developments and Permit Services for Reclamation of Jakarta Northern Coast Strategic Region, Jokowi reiterated that the regulation is guidance to apply for the required permits.

"That regulation is only a guideline if you want to apply for a permit. Its not a permit," Jokowi said. (dtc/mfb)