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Pramuka, Barito to move out to curb spread of bird flu

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA   /   Sat, March 7 2009   /  12:00 pm
Of feathers and flu: Shoppers browse for birds being sold along Jl. Barito in South Jakarta. Around 200 bird, fruit and fish traders have refused to move from the area, following the city administration’s plan to relocate them in a bid to halt the spread of bird flu. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Of feathers and flu: Shoppers browse for birds being sold along Jl. Barito in South Jakarta. Around 200 bird, fruit and fish traders have refused to move from the area, following the city administration’s plan to relocate them in a bid to halt the spread of bird flu. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) The city administration plans to relocate the two bird markets of Pramuka in Central Jakarta and Barito in South Jakarta to other locations away from residential areas, to help curb the spread of bird flu.
Edy Setiarto, head of the city’s husbandry, fishery and maritime agency, said possible new locations could include Ragunan in South Jakarta and Cibubur in East Jakarta.
“We have spread information [about the relocation] to the vendors. I hope all vendors can understand this plan for the sake of public health,” he said.
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