The Archipelago with Ubiquitous Land Reclamation Projects

The Archipelago with Ubiquitous Land Reclamation Projects

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Whilst reclamation in Jakarta and Bali are more well-known due to the frequent reporting and public controversies, similar projects are also either being planned or underway in other regions across the country. But there is relatively less spotlight given to these other projects.

Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) shared that there are 14 reclamation projects in the country. Four of them are completed, four are underway and the rest are still being planned…

Read Full Article, Global Indonesian Voices; (04-28-2016)

Indonesia President Widodo Orders Jakarta’s Land Reclamation Project to be Replanned; Indonesia Investments (04-28-2016)
Although development of the 17 artificial islands off the coast of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta has been suspended (for six months) due to alleged violations of and/or hiatuses in Indonesian law, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama says he is certain that the ambitious land reclamation project will be continued after the moratorium…

Indonesia’s contested land reclamation projects, The Sydney Morning Herald (04-05-2016)
There are more than 15 planned reclamation projects across Indonesia, including a $3 billion project to build artificial islands in the middle of Benoa Bay in Bali. This proposed reclamation has spawned one of the largest environmental movements in Indonesia’s history…

Central Govt Halts Jakarta’s $40 Billion Reclamation Project, The Jakarta Post (04-13-2015)
Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta– home to 10 million people – is sinking into the sea at between 2.9 and 6.7 inches per year. To save the megacity from drowning: a $40 billion land reclamation and sea wall project estimated to take 30 years to complete. However, today, the central government has decided to suspend its implementation as the viability of the project is now questioned…

What Happens to a Coral Reef When an Island is Built on Top? the Washington Post (07-11-2015)
Seven such coral reefs are being turned into islands, with harbors and landing strips by the Chinese military, and it is destroying a rich ecological network. “It’s the worst thing that has happened to coral reefs in our lifetime…”

Such Quantities of Sand, The Economist (07-27-2015)
Asia’s mania for reclaiming land from the sea spawns mounting problems…

Let’s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona (12-2013)

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