Dutch-Indonesian flood protection plan
Dutch and Indonesian government officials have presented a joint master plan for flood protection for Indonesia.
The Master Plan for Indonesia
The Dutch-Indonesian Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) was presented by the Dutch minister for infrastructure and the environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegan, and the Indonesian Minister of Public Works, Djoko Kirmanto in Jakarta on 2 April. The Master Plan contains a vision and practical recommendations aimed at guaranteeing the safety of Jakarta’s 4 to 5 million inhabitants in 2025 Heavy rainfall combined with years of overdue maintenance on flood defences increases the possibility of flooding. Increasing urbanisation is putting enormous pressure on Jakarta’s drinking water supply. In 2008, Indonesia called on the Netherlands to aid in protecting Jakarta from high water. Indonesian and Dutch experts from the public and private sectors and research institutions worked on the plan for the past six years.