The construction of the athlete village in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta for the 2018 Asian Games has been taken over by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (Kemen-PUPR). The news came after a recent spat between the Governor of Jakarta Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission II. The latter refused to allow the State Secretariate (the owner of the assets in Kemayoran) to hand over the management of its Kemayoran assets to Ahok’s Jakarta Government (Pemprov DKI). This decision has now complicated the Jakarta Government’s plan to develop residential towers (rusun) for Low-Income Communities (MBR); the project that was intertwined with the plan to handover the Kemayoran assets.To subscribe please click here