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Jakarta Post

New spatial master plan to focus on public transport

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 30 2009   /  08:36 am

The city administration is discussing a draft on a spatial master plan for next year that will focus on the development of public transportation by building interconnections between means of transport. Head of the city’s development agency Nurfakih Wirawan told reporters Monday the new plan would be public-transportation-oriented, in order to address the capital’s chronic traffic jams. “Transportation will be a decisive factor to build the city in the future, as we aim to develop the Mass Rapid Transit [MRT] network and improve the existing railway system, so that all transportation networks will be interconnected.” He said the administration would bring the master plan to the BKTRN [National Spatial Planning Agency], which would later be discussed with the central government. “We will finalize the master plan based on the outcome of the discussion and p...