The presidential palace in the Indonesian capital on Thursday morning was flooded as a result of flooding, given to the national media.
Floods caused by heavy rain and landslides in the district of Jakarta and the adjacent Banten province on Java island has killed eight people, about 120,000 homeless.
"President (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to move an appointment with Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner," — said the Internet portal of the official representative of the head of Indonesia Julian Aldrin Pasha (Julian Aldrin Pasha). This was done after the National Office for Disaster Management (BNPB) Yudhoyono informed about the threat of flooding of the presidential palace, he added. According Detik.com, the water level in the vicinity of the palace is now in some places exceeds meter.
The current rainy season in Indonesia worsened chronic problems metropolis, home to 25 million people. Foundation on which stands Jakarta, sags due to the active use of ground water. City "sink" at a rate ten centimeters per year, and, according to national media, now more than half of the capital lies below sea level. In this regard, during the rainy season, many areas of Jakarta are flooded.