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Autonomy Watch: Makassar grows with waterfront city concept

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 13 2011   /  08:00 am

The Makassar municipality’s initiative to become a world waterfront city has gained support from international institutions. The World Bank has given the municipality the chance to show the development progress it intends to implement over a 100 day period.

“After the 100 days, precisely when Makassar celebrates its anniversary in September, the World Bank will evaluate the progress that has been made. If it deems that we have met the standards, it will recommend Makassar receive funds from international institutions to finance development as a global city with a waterfront concept,” said Makassar Mayor Ilham Arief Sirajuddin.

Ilham and five of his team members attended the World Cities Summit, which was followed by a training session on waterfront city development in Singapore from May 22 until June 2.

During the summit, Makassar submitted a proposal themed ...