Heavy machinery enters the northern BMW Park in Jakarta, but it’s not the main contractor’s equipment yet. So far only public authorities are leveling the site for future 50,000-capacity stadium.
The development of BMW Park in northern Jakarta has been deadlocked for the last 11 years due to legal disputes over land ownership. While all residents considering themselves legal owners of a piece of the park are called to file lawsuits, city administration begins works.
Stadion BMW has also suffered a setback after land right issues, currently being half a year behind schedule. But works may start as the Youth and Sports Agency is certain of owning 11.5 hectares of land, roughly 1/6 of the entire park.
This is the part where heavy machinery moves in right now to launch ground works. These are only a preparation for the general contractor, who hasn’t been selected yet. But the municipal authorities hope to speed up the process by doing $4.3 million work already, allowing the contractor to go straight to construction as he’s selected.