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South Korea to help in restoring Ciliwung River

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 5 2013   /  07:59 am

The Jakarta administration has begun preparations for the restoration of part of the city’s Ciliwung River, with the help of the South Korean government.

Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the restoration would be on a stretch of the Ciliwung between Istiqlal Mosque and Pasar Baru in Central Jakarta.

“South Korea has good, clean rivers that have become tourist attractions. We want to emulate that here in Jakarta,” Jokowi told reporters at City Hall after meeting South Korean Ambassador Kim Young-Sun on Friday.

The governor said he had visited Seoul on a number of occasions and envied the pristine river banks he found there. “If we want it, I think we can also build a jogging track along our river,” he said.

Kim said that the Seoul-Jakarta cooperation was an extension of the South Korea-Indonesia
cooperation.

“The governor and I discu...