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Jakarta Post

City raises green area coverage target to 34 percent

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 12 2010   /  10:13 am

Despite having made no major gains in achieving its initial goal, the city administration has said it aims for 34.51 percent of the city to be green space by 2030 — an adjustment from the previous target of 13 percent.

The new plan calls for garden roofs, green walls and absorption wells.

Jakarta’s 2030 Spatial Planning Bylaw draft states that the city would provide incentives for residents to have green open spaces.

Jakarta Development Planning Agency head Sarwo Handayani said he was upbeat that by applying old strategies, and with a Rp 350 billion (US$39 million) allocation in the 2011 budget, the city could achieve the 34.51 percent target as mandated by the 2030 spatial planning draft bylaw.

“We will continue to do what we have been doing, including buying land from residents, mandating developer participation, pushing residents to obey construction ...