Making a difference for the people and the environment
Before commencing the REA project, KLH had halted all coastal developments in Jakarta Bay until the cumulative effects could be assessed and addressed. This included the delay of a number of major reclamation projects, including the much needed expansion of the Port of Tanjung Priok, Indonesia’s main port. Completion of the REA allowed some of these projects to proceed, and provided a clear indication of the issues that others needed to address before KLH would allow them to proceed. Significant land-use conflicts and short as well as long-term impacts on the Bay could thereby be avoided, and will be avoided in the future thanks to DHI’s clear listing of the issues and concerns.
Through its REA, DHI set new standards for the management of development projects in Jakarta Bay. For the first time, clear, practical and concrete recommendations were provided on how to fix the problems and allow the majority of the proposed reclamations to proceed without causing conflicts or further negative impacts to the environment. The project has also led to additional SEAs in the region as well as significant interest from several developers in Indonesia. Thereby, DHI is improving environmental outcomes of coastal developments and building the capacity of local environmental regulators to properly manage the environment. Ultimately, this will improve the environmental condition of the Bay while at the same time improving the quality of life of the bay’s residents and allowing for key developments to continue.