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Rotterdam to Work with City on Floods, Reclamation

Posted on August 28, 2015

By Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post

After sending 12 civil servants to study in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the Jakarta administration is seeking to further cooperate with the Dutch city on water management and land reclamation.

Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said that Jakarta sought to learn from and imitate Rotterdam in terms of water management, as Rotterdam had hundreds of years of experience in dealing with flooding.

“It is easier for us to learn from an experienced city. That way we can not only learn from their achievements but also learn from their mistakes,” Ahok told a press conference in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.


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