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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to host World Town Planning Day

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, November 5 2009   /  12:05 pm

As the Jakarta administration finalizes its deliberations on new city spatial plans, the capital will host the second national celebration of World Town Planning Day 2009 this weekend with exhibitions, competitions, and other activities. Public Works Ministry spatial planning director, Imam Santoso Erwani, said while the world had been celebrating the Town Planning Day for 60 years, Indonesia had only been doing so for two years following the enactment of the 2007 Spatial Planning Law. "We still have a lot of work to do. In the next five to six years, we have to actively implement the law. We have to ensure all relevant parties take it into account during the implementation *of town planning*." he said to reporters at the Public Works Ministry. After the passing of the law in 2007, only four cities and 10 regencies have stipulated bylaws on their new spatial plans in line...