South Jakarta to be­come more green with 9 new parks

The Nation - - ASEANPLUS -

The Jakarta ad­min­is­tra­tion plans to cre­ate nine open green spa­ces in sev­eral res­i­den­tial ar­eas of the cap­i­tal this year un­der a pro­gram it calls Ta­man Maju Ber­sama (Move For­ward To­gether Parks).

A bud­get of 1 bil­lion ru­piah (Bt2.2 mil­lion) would be al­lo­cated for each park. “The [parks] would have a lot of green­ery. We avoid con­crete. Where [con­crete] is used, it will not be a dom­i­nant fea­ture,” South Jakarta Forestry Agency head M. Yuswardi said as quoted by kom­pas.com. The parks are to be ready by Au­gust.

Un­like the in­te­grated child-friendly pub­lic spa­ces (RPTRA), the Ta­man Maju Ber­sama parks would be dom­i­nated by plants and green zones.

Yuswardi ex­plained that the pre­vi­ously built RPTRAs had build­ings to ac­com­mo­date lac­ta­tion rooms and li­braries.

Pre­vi­ously, the ad­min­is­tra­tion had ear­marked 140 bil­lion ru­piah to re­vi­talise five ex­ist­ing parks. Jakarta Forestry Agency head Suzi Maristawati ar­gued the hefty bud­get was needed given the large size of the parks. – The Jakarta Post/ANN

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