Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono and Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi reviewed the progress of Kota Baru Maja development, as well as inaugurated Citra Maja Raya housing built by Ciputra Group in Lebak Regency, Banten, Saturday (18/11/2017).
The concept of occupancy supported by transportation access or transit oriented development by utilizing the existence of Jakarta – Rangkasbitung rail road is expected to support the One Million House Program. The reason, prepared a land area of 2,000 hectares in the project developed for low-income communities (MBR).
To support Maja’s own city, the PUPR Ministry supports the transportation access to the location of Kota Baru Maja, both arterial road construction from Pamulang – Parung Panjang – Maja, and Serpong – Balaraja and Serang – Panimbang toll roads that will be developed by private parties.
Besides, Maja City will be supported by Rangkasbitung Water Treatment Installation (IPA). In the early stages will be built IPA with a capacity of 50 liters per second serving 4000 inhabitants. To meet the needs of raw water will be taken some of 2000 liters / sec Karian Dam supply for Lebak District which will be completed in 2019.
“So it is not exclusive to Citra Maja Raya, but for Kota Baru Maja in the west of Jakarta. This initiative is also to hold urbanization to Jakarta, “said Basuki while reviewing the number of housing dots that have been completed MBR in the project.
According to Minister Basuki, Maja is one of 10 new independent city projects that will be gradually developed by the government. New Maja City area is planned to accommodate up to 1.2 million people when completed.
Ten new cities / new urban areas that will be built by the government according to the RPJMN 2015-2019 namely Pontianak, Padang, Palembang, Tanjung Selor, Manado, Jayapura, Sorong, Makassar, Banjarbaru, and Maja.
As part of Kota Baru Maja Development Plan compiled by the Regional Infrastructure Development Board (BPIW) of the Ministry of PUPR, as many as 10 thousand housing units will be built in the Citra Maja Raya project. The amount has already accommodated 8,000 MBR dwelling units, plus 1,000 subsidized housing units with a housing financing liquidity facility (FLPP).
Present REI Chairman Soelaeman Soemawinata, REI Vice Chairman Ikang Fauzi, and Director of Ciputra Group Budiarsa Sastrawinata.
Coordinating Minister for Public Works, Arie Seriadi Moerwanto, Director General of Bina Konstruksi Syarif Burhanuddin, Director General of Housing Provision Khalawi AH, Director General of Housing Financing Lana Winayanti, Head of Regional Infrastructure Development Board (BPIW) Rido Matari Ichwan, Head of Urban Development Agusta Ersada, Director of Drinking Water Development M. Soendoro, Director of Commercial and Commercial House of Dadang Rukmana, and Head of Public Communication Bureau Endra S. Atmawidjaja.
The journey to New Town Maja is reached by Electric Train for approximately 80 minutes from Palmerah Station to Maja Station. (Text and Photo by Erlan Kallo, Editor: Boni Pramudya)
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