Indonesia offers slum dwellers clean break

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

    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.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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