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May 27 2011
Supplied or written by AMRTA Institute

9:35 minutes
April 2011
Produced by Amrta Institute(Indonesia), support with Reclaiming Public Water Network

PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) entered Jakarta water service as a private partner when the water utility PAM Jaya privatized its water service in 1997. It is now owned by a multinational corporation Suez Environment, Astratel, and Citigroup. Since then, Palyja has a sole right to serve the west part of Jakarta. More than a decade after that, it’s not hard to see that Jakarta water service is not getting better as it was expected when the privatization undertaken. This short film includes several testimonies from South, West and North Jakarta districts. Listen to residences' voices: 'Water does not flow but bills keep coming', 'we would buy water but would not be able to afford rice'.

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