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Lapangan Banteng makeover starts early

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, March 17, 2017 | 12:31 pm
Lapangan Banteng makeover starts early Lapangan Banteng is pictured in this undated photograph. (Tribunnews/Reynas Abdila)

The Jakarta administration stated the renovation of Lapangan Banteng park with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

The ceremony, led by acting Jakarta governor Sumarsono, marked the start of the city's makeover plan for the park, which includes fence installation, monument makeover, improvement of sports fields and green areas.

"Revitalization is needed given that Lapangan Banteng is a historical site not only for Jakarta but also Indonesia," Sumarsono said. 

The work is being funded by corporate social responsibility programs and fines collected from companies that breached building floor area ratios (KLB).

Friday's start is sooner than the previous schedule for next week.

Sumarsono previously said the fence installation would cost Rp 6.5 billion (US$487,000), while the field makeovers would cost Rp 6.3 billion.

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