Jakarta widens rivers to stop floods | Indonesia News | Al Jazeera

Jakarta widens rivers to stop floods

Multi-million-dollar government programme faces resistance from families who have to be relocated.

    Every year huge areas of Jakarta are flooded as heavy rain forces the district's 900 rivers to overflow. 

    The Indonesian government wants to stop that with a multi-million-dollar programme to widen rivers to better handle the annual deluge of rain.

    However, the scheme means families who have lived their entire lives near rivers will have to move.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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