Jakarta administration to cooperate with Rotterdam in reclamation project

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta provincial administration will partner with Rotterdam city, the Netherlands, in the island reclamation project along the northern coast of Jakarta.
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama made remarks after receiving the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, in Jakarta, Monday.
"In the island reclamation project, we plan to involve Rotterdam. There are some islands that they can work on," the governor said.
According to him, there are three islands in the reclamation project that is planned to be built in cooperation with Rotterdam city, namely O island, P island and Q island.
"The three islands are planned to be used as logistics centers, not only for Jakarta, but also for other provinces such as Banten, West Java and Central Java," said Basuki.
He said that Rotterdam has a lot of experience in dealing with the tidal flood. In addition, he wanted to follow the concept of port development as that applied in Rotterdam.
"Rotterdam has a lot of experience, including in terms of reclamation it did in Rotterdam. In addition, we also want to have a large port such as in Rotterdam," Basuki said.
If cooperation is realized, he wanted to know the concept of development which will be applied by Rotterdam in order to develop the Port of Tanjung Priok.
"The development of Tanjung Priok port and the reclamation of the islands will help the development of marine toll," Basuki said.(*)