South Jakarta to become more green with 9 new parks
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