[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Indonesia offers slum dwellers clean break

Jakarta plans to move more than 20,000 riverside slum dwellers into apartments by 2014.

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2013 12:08
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Indonesian authorities have unveiled a new scheme to clean up the capital's slums.

They are offering people money and jobs to leave their shanty houses and move into apartments.

Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

 

35

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
'I'm dying anyway, one piece at a time' said Steve Fobister, who suffers from disabilities caused by mercury poisoning.
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
The group's takeover of farms in Qaraqosh, 30km from Mosul, has caused fear among residents, and a jump in food prices.
Protests and online activism in recent months have brought a resurgence of ethnic Oromo nationalism in Ethiopia.
Chemotherapy is big business, but some US doctors say it could be overused and are pushing for cheaper and better care.
join our mailing list