Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan, has said Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers will monitor islets C and D in Jakarta Bay on the northern coast after they sealed hundreds of buildings.

"The Satpol PP will monitor the locations to ensure there will be no activities in the islets," Anies said on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the Governor had deployed 300 Satpol PP officers to seal buildings on reclaimed islets C and D. The buildings, which were developed by PT Kapuk Naga Indah, a subsidiary of the Agung Sedayu Group, were reportedly constructed without building permits (IMBs).

He called on the parties concerned to adhere to the rules before starting a construction process. "Do not reverse the process to build first and get the licence later. But be sure to have the licence before you start construction," said Anies.

The Jakarta administration, he said, would finalise the draft on regional regulations and establish the necessary agencies as stipulated by the Presidential Regulation no. 52/1995 on reclamation of the northern coast of Jakarta.

"We will arrange this. Not only for C and D islets but all areas on the northern coast of Jakarta, so there would be integrated planning," said Anies.

The authorities have put some banners saying the location had been sealed by the Jakarta administration for violation of article 69 (1) of the Law no. 26/2007 on spatial planning.

Reporter: Susylo Asmalyah
Editor: Andi Abdussalam
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