The World Bank has approved a $189.35-million project to dredge about 3.4 million cubic meters of sediment out of about 15 different waterways in the flood management system in Jakarta. The bank’s board of executive directors on Jan. 17 approved a $139.64-million loan to support the project. The Indonesian central government and the Special Capital City district of Jakarta will contribute an additional $49.71 million. The Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative, a five-year project, will dredge approximately 67.5 kilometers of 11 key channel sections and 65 hectares of four retention basins in the provincial government’s flood management system. Further, about 42
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