JRPP Urges Anies-Sandi to Audit Tower, Billboard Permits

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 , 18:00:00 WIB -

Workers are seen fixing communications cable network on a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) in Jakarta, Tuesday (21/11). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Executive Director of Jakarta Research and Public Police (JRPP), Muhammad Alipudin, stated that Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno must audit the permits of towers and billboards in Jakarta immediately. "The permits of towers and billboards in Jakarta must be audited because some of them have no permits or the permits have been expired. This needs to be fixed up," Alipudin said in a press release received by gres.news, Wednesday (6/12).

Alipudin said he suspects that many towers and billboards in Jakarta have no permits. According to him, it shows that the supervision of the regional working units (SKPD) is weak.

"Permits are related to the environment security. Lately, a tower collapsed and hit people’s houses. This is a warning for the regional government," Alipudin said.

On Sunday, November 26, a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) owned by Tower Bersama Infrastructure Group (TBIG) collapsed and hit three houses at Jalan Bantar Jati No.23, Setu, Cipayung, Jakarta Timur. Fortunately, no one died in the accident.

"No permits for tower and billboard development actually aggrieves the government, such as lack tax income and unorganized city layout," Alipudin said.

Alipudin added that auditing the permits will benefit the regional government as they could get more regional income from missing tax potential and reorganize the layout of Jakarta. (mag)