Jakarta Provincial Government is going to renovate four old flats in Jakarta this year. Those flats are Angke Tambora, Jatinegarakaum, Pulogebang, and Cipinang Selatan.
Head of Technical Planning Section for Jakarta Housing and City building Department, Triyanto, said that for Angke Tambora Flat, its renovation planning has started. “The renovation for those flats must be realized, because their condition is already old and unfeasible for occupancy. To smooth the process, we are currently doing socialization,” he stated, Thursday (3/21).
According to Triyanto, Angke Tambora Flat was built around 1980s. The flat has four blocks with 470 units of room type 18. After being renovated, the flat will be 16-floor high with 549 room units. The renovation works will start in September 2013 by spending Rp 236 billion. “Later in each unit, there will be two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and a balcony. The place will be quite comfortable and humane,” he uttered.
Moreover, the new Angke Tambora Flat will also be equipped with lifts, RT/RW office, early childhood education center (PAUD), a hall, a kindergarten, community health center, and other social facilities. Its concept is flat market where the first floor will be occupied by occupants who have convection and garment businesses, which are the business characteristics of Tambora residents.
Head of Tambora Sub-District, Isnawa Adji, said the flat occupants are exempt from paying rental fee for three months from April, May, and June. During the renovation process, they are allowed to find new rented houses. The Angke Tambora Flat itself is currently inhabited by at least 500 families or 2,362 people. “The flat comprising RT 01, 02, 03, and 04 at RW 11, Angke Urban Village, Tambora Sub-District,” he told.
Adji hopes the residents who moved for temporarily would still get their rights, and the socialization and renovation would go smoothly. For information, similar program had been conducted in 2008 but got halted due to financial problem.