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Jakarta Post

Markets to make 10,000 biopores

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, November 15 2008   /  10:54 am

JAKARTA: City-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya plans to create 10,000 biopores in 151 traditional markets across the city to prevent puddles around the market areas. The public relations officer of Pasar Jaya, M. Nur Havidz, said each market would have 50 to 100 biopores. "The biopores will allow more rainwater to be absorbed. We can also put organic waste into the biopores so it can turn into compost," Havidz said Thursday, as quoted by So far there are only 22 markets -- including Kramatjati market in East Jakarta, Tebet market in South Jakarta, Glodok market in West Jakarta and Senen market in Central Jakarta -- with biopores, he said. Pasar Jaya ambassador, actress Chintami Atmanegara, said she hoped the biopores would make the traditional markets cleaner so more people would go there. -- JP ...