Selasa , 16 Mei 2017, 09:13 WIB

Sudirman Said hints reclamation island's function to be converted

Rep: Mas Alamil Huda, Sri Handayani/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso
Aerial view of the Jakarta Bay's reclamation island, Thursday (May 11).
Aerial view of the Jakarta Bay's reclamation island, Thursday (May 11).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Head of Anies-Sandi Syncronization team  Sudirman Said stated the team will discuss Anies-Sandi's act to refuse reclamation. He hinted that the function of reclamation island in Jakarta Bay to be converted. 

"Our duty is to study how the land would give benefit to the society and environment, and not disrupted the environment. It will be better if the facilitation could be enjoyed by the society," said him in Participation House, Borobudur Street, Central Jakarta on Monday (May 15).  

However, the former minister of energy and mineral resources (ESDM) was reluctant to explain in the detail. He said it would be discussed further by the syncronization team. 

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Sudirman did not deny the tendency shown by the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Luhut Panjaitan. He seemed to support the reclamation. Sudirman said the team will have coordination and communication to all related parties.  He was sure that Anies would be more flexible in communicating with the ruling government as he was once served as one of the minister.  

When being asked on tje communication style of syncronization team and the central government, in this case was the coordinating minister of Maritime, Sudirman admitted to had not made any agenda. 

"Depend on the need," said him.  

Previously, Luhut said Anies-Sandi should be responsible whem Jakarta was drowning as he refuse the reclamation. He said the government wanted the project would be continued as it was urgent and it decide the continuity of Jakarta areas.  

"I don't see any reason, but if it wanted to be stopped, make it stopped. If Jakarta is drowning, be responsible. Do not be irresponsible in the future," said Luhut.