City to speed up renovation of Kota Tua
JAKARTA: The renovation of old buildings in the city’s Kota Tua (Old Town) in West Jakarta is targeted to be completed before the start of the 2018 Asian Games.
Kota Tua Zone Management Unit head Novriadi Setio Husodo said there were 12 old buildings planned to be renovated, and four of them are still under renovation.
“We aim to finish the renovation before the 2018 Asian Games so the Old Town can become one of the tourist attractions for foreigners,” Novriadi said Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com. The 2018 Asian Games is scheduled to begin on Aug.18 in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatera.
He added that the four buildings which are still being renovated are the Cipta Niaga building, Inkopad building, Kertha Niaga building and a building located behind Batavia café. All of them will be used as a café, restaurant and art gallery.
“The [plan] is based on the Urban Design Guidelines [UDGL]. The buildings become a tourist facility to create comfort and service improvement, as [Kota Tua] is a main destination in Jakarta,” he said.
At present, the management unit is still trying to find investors who are willing to use the revitalized buildings based on the concept. — JP