Jakarta to Build $34b Giant Sea Wall Project to Protect City from Flooding, under Cooperation between Indonesia and Netherlands

Source: NCID

One of the biggest challenges for the future of the National Capital of Indonesia, is to protect its 10 million inhabitants and fast growing economy against increasing flood risks due to a fast subsiding street level. The northern part of Jakarta is expected to subside up to 5 meters below sea level in 2050 and 7 meters in 2080. The National Capital Integrated Coastal Development program (NCICD) provides an integrated approach to address this challenge. Flood protection, improved sanitation and water supply, improved connectivity and sustainable community development are included in the development of the metropolitan coastal area; Key conditions for further sustainable economic development of Indonesia’s National Capital.