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Tangerang hosts workshop on city without slum areas

Multa Fidrus | Banten-News | Public Service | Wed, November 16, 2016

It’s no longer a public secret that the handling of slum areas is not an easy thing. It needs the participation from all parties since the success of the handlings is determined by the contribution and the roles of the society, the local admininstration in synergy with existing stake holders in the region.

“We wanto to actualize dreams of a city without slum areas here in the regency. Slum is an acumulation of community members’ inability to maintain houses and the neighbourhood as well the local admininstrattion’s inability to manage residential areas by providing basic means and public facility,” said Tangerang regent A. Zaki Iskandar at the opening of a workshop at a hotel in Citra Raya housing estate, Panongan district on Tuesday.

The two-day workshop organized by the regental Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in cooperation the Cipta Karya (Public Works) agency especially discussed the focus of priority in handling slum areas, involving at least 60 participants from various regions across the country.

Zaki said that dream of city without slums actually can be reached as long as there is equal perception among developmental actors concerning the basic concept, vision, mission, strategy and the integratedly planned mechanism.

“Therefore, we all need to familiarize all stake holders in the regency and Banten province with the program and improve our own commitment on city without slums,”Zaki said.

Meanwhile, Dedy Supriadi Priatna, a deputy at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) said houses and residence are places for cultural seedlings and family guiding that must fulfill the criteria of health and properness all citizens deserve as stipulated in Article 28 of the 1945 Constitution.

“Actualizing city without slums is a big ambition as mandated in the national long term developement programs (RPJPN) 2005-2025,”he said.

Based on the 2013 data, achievement in clean water access has onloy reached up to 67 percent, slum areas 11.6 percent and proper sanitation access 59 percent. The achievement target of the programs is that there should be zero slums in cities across the country in 2025.

The Tangerang regental Bappeda head Heri Heryanto said the Cipta Karya Directorate General at Publik Work Mininstry hadd prepared city without slums programs as a strategic effort to empower the society and to strengthen the administration’s roles in attempt to reach 100-0-100 target in handling slums.

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