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Jakarta Post

Council backs south Garut as new regency

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 12 2009   /  02:44 pm

The local legislative council has approved a proposal to create a new regency within Garut regency, West Java, to spur development programs in the southern part of the region. The new regency would be called South Garut. However, the new regency - first proposed five years ago by local residents - still has a long way before being legally recognized by the state. Under prevailing laws, the creation of any new regency or province must first be approved by the House of Representatives in Jakarta. At a plenary session, the Garut legislative council endorsed a proposal to partition 16 districts from the Garut administration. The approval was based on a recommendation from a special committee which was formed last year, council speaker Dedi Suryadi said Thursday. It was also based on findings of a feasibility study undertaken by Padjajaran University (Unpad) in Bandun...