High tides

Kompas – December 7, 2011
High tides

Man: High tides? Ahh, it’ll be safe enough until [the] 2014 [elections]

After a week of tidal flooding in North Jakarta and years of ignoring warnings about the impact of clearing mangrove forests and land reclamation projects for luxury coastal housing estates, Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo says he has short-term and long-term plans to deal with the problem. The short-term plan is to raise the height of seawalls, and the long term plan is to, well, sometime before 2014 build higher sea walls.