Recently, the Indonesian government announced a rash programme, costing GBP 175 million (420 million dollars), to re-house the thousands living in Djakarta's slums and shanty towns.
GV Shanty housing beside railway pan across tracks
GV Shanty housing by railway and girl pumping water by shanty house (2)
GV New low-cost house -- two men working in foreground
SV Man cementing doorstep
SV Man nailing window frame
SV From interior man cementing doorstep
SV Man sand papering window frame
GV Low cost housing -- men working in foreground
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Background: Recently, the Indonesian government announced a rash programme, costing GBP 175 million (420 million dollars), to re-house the thousands living in Djakarta's slums and shanty towns.
The city -- the capital of the oil rich country of 125-million people -- has been a magnet for hundreds of thousands of immigrants form the country???. In just ten years (from 1961 to 1971) Djakarta's population increased by two-thirds: form 307 million to 508 million. The result is over-crowding of existing housing and mushrooming shanty towns on its periphery.
The new housing programme. in which 350,000 houses are to be built in fi??? years, is part of a vast new countrywide development plan that will quadruple public expenditure over the next five years. The main emphasis of he plan is to improve the lot of the poor and -- possibly too--answer criticisms that the 'fruits of' the previous plan "went mainly to the rich and the elite."
The new houses are designed to combat the high rate of inflation plagueing Indonesia. The price of cement has increased three hundred per cent in the last five months. To keep the cost within about GBP 500 (1,200 dollars) per house, each one will have just three rooms.