City to speed up ren­o­va­tion of Kota Tua

The Jakarta Post - - CITY -

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

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