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Massive Water Privatization Program to End in Jakarta After 18 Years
An Indonesian Supreme Court ruling has ordered Jakarta to end one of the world’s largest water privatization schemes, and the capital city is now scrambling to take control of its waterworks.
Last week the court ruled that two private water companies inadequately served the residents of the world’s second-largest metropolitan area.
Jakarta’s water utility was privatized 20 years ago in the last years of the Suharto military dictatorship, when the former president awarded contracts to...