JOKOWI: End Jakarta Water Privatization

KMMSAJ - people's coalition against jakarta water privatization   Jakarta, June 6 Dear Mr. Joko Widodo, Supporters of this petition are from various organizations, backgrounds and countries and they share a common concern for better public services. We are filing this petition because we believe that clean water is a basic need and a human right that must be applied equally for all citizens and be free from business interests. With this petition we respectfully request you to end the privatization of water services in Jakarta by terminating the cooperation between PAM Jaya (the government-owned Asset Holding Company) with the private operators, PT PAM...

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Let The Water Flows, Take The Benefits, Not The Profits !

Jakarta's disastrous water privatization deal has left the city drowning in debt.

Jakarta is not exactly a modern masterpiece. Dirty and polluted, there is trash everywhere, and garbage floats about in open-air sewers. Overpopulated and congested, it regularly places highly on lists of cities with the worst traffic. Between the roadways are strange half-built pylons, constructed for an abandoned monorail project, rising up like metallic trees. Perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Jakarta’s dysfunction than water. Since 1998, the final year of Suharto’s decades-long military dictatorship, the city’s water system, which is of notoriously poor quality, has been run by two private companies. They are Palyja, which is a subsidiary of Suez...

No Pro-poor Agenda in Jakarta Water Concession

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Public Demand on Halting Privatization Contract

Dozens of people from the People's Coalition Against  Jakarta Water Privatization (KMMSAJ) held demonstration in front of the City Hall on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan, Gambir, Central Jakarta, Monday (6/6). They demand for immediate termination contract of Palyja and Aetra, two private water operators in Jakarta, which services are not improving and satisfying. Moreover, they also see the contracts had negative impacts and financial loss for Jakarta Capital City Government. KMMSAJ is a joint force of Local Drinking Water Company (PDAM Jaya) Unions, People`s Coalition for the Right to Water (KRuHA ), Women Solidarity-Jabotabek (SP Jabotabek), Urban Poor Network (JRMK),...

Navigating Critical Water

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Bottled water has became a main water industry in Indonesia. Safe and clean water, is the jargon being used to sale free water provided by nature . Beside the natural damage that often came after the existence of bottled water industry, the opposition by local people also occured since they have to be in unfair competition in accessing water resources for their domestic and agricultural need. Don't take profit from the good of nature. Let the water flowing, take the benefit-not the profit!
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