Indonesia: subsidence of Muara Angke Port in Penjaringan, North Jakarta


BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 27/08/2012 19:19:39

Land subsidence has resulted in a number of cracks in the port complex.

Even though it had just been opened this year, the condition of Muara Angke Port office, Kaliadem, Pluit, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, is very heartbreaking. Some of the walls have cracked. The floor caved. Some of the passengers are really worried of such condition, because the building may collapsed. observed, Monday (8/27), when we were about to come in, right above the entrance gate there are cracks on the wall for as long as 2 meters from left to right. Similar condition can be found near the southern toilet door.

Near the northern toilet there are 3 meters long crack from above to below. On the second floor inside the port staff room, there are 2 meters long crack on the walls. The first floor is a lobby that is being used as a waiting room for passengers.

Meanwhile, right in front of the western main entrance made from 1.5 meters of glass, the floorings caved in for as deep as 5 until 10 centimeters as long as 1 meter and as wide as 30 centimeters. Aside from that, on the lobby right behind the western main entrance there are caved in floorings for 2x2 meters. On the other parts of the lobby there are 3 spots where the floorings caved in for 3x3 meters.

Ari (25), a Depok resident who had just spent his holiday on Pramuka Island, said the condition of the building is a cause for worry to him because he is afraid it might collapsed and causing casualties. "I am afraid if one time there are a lot of passengers here and the building collapsed suddenly," expressed Ari, Monday (8/27).

Head of Jakarta Government Transportation Department, Udar Pristono commented, the caved in condition of the flooring and the cracked walls were caused by abrasion. "Such condition was caused by the land which suffered from abrasion. We have taken steps to prevent it, as it turns out the abrasion happened anyway. I will check on that and it will be fixed soon," he promised.

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