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Indonesian capital faces battle against rising water levels after urban sprawl upsets regions ecological balance
The city represents an exceptional concentration of 10 million people located close to the seas edge and therefore vulnerable to rising sea levels.Besides flood from the rivers, Jakarta is also sinking about 5 to 10 centimeters each year and up to 20 centimeters in northern Jakarta mainland. To solve it, the Netherlands will give $4 million for a feasibility study to build a dike on Jakarta Bay. The ring dike will be provided with pumping system and retention area, would regulate and control seawater and use also as additional toll road.