Human Cost of Progress

A boy peeks through a hole in a wall surrounding the site of the construction of the Soekarno-Hatta airport train project in Manggarai, South Jakarta, on Thursday (27/4). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : JG | on 8:44 PM April 27, 2017
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

State-owned railway operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) plans to evict residents occupying land it owns in Manggarai, South Jakarta, to make way for the Soekarno-Hatta airport train project. Eleven buildings on 1,150 square meters will be demolished. The third eviction notice was issued on Tuesday (25/04) and mediation took place on Wednesday, amid a strong police presence. No agreement was reached and residents are continuing with their usual daily activities for the time being.

Children watch construction work on the Soekarno-Hatta airport train project at Manggarai railway station in South Jakarta on Thursday (27/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Children watch construction work on the Soekarno-Hatta airport train project at Manggarai railway station in South Jakarta on Thursday (27/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A child flies a kite near the eviction site in Manggarai on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A child flies a kite near the eviction site in Manggarai on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Children play on sandbags stacked up outside the construction site. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Children play on sandbags stacked up outside the construction site. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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