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Jakarta Post

Jokowi to build greenhouse in Marunda

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 7, 2014   /  07:45 am

Governor Joko '€œJokowi'€ Widodo visited Marunda low-cost apartments in North Jakarta on Monday to inspect the city'€™s proposed location for a greenhouse.

The Jakarta Administrative Buildings and Housing Agency is planning to build a greenhouse on a 640-square meter plot of land in the apartment compound to provide a place for residents to grow vegetables. The city also aims to boost the residents'€™ income through the initiative.

'€œThey can farm various vegetables like eggplant and chili, and sell them to boost income,'€ Jokowi said.

He encouraged the residents to farm vegetables because they would not take too long to harvest and sell.

'€œThe greenhouse will be a pilot project that we will replicate in other low-cost apartment compounds,'€ he said.

Agency head Yonathan Pasodung said that construction of the greenhouse would require at least Rp 200 million.

'€œBut we won'€™t use the city budget as it will be funded by private companies in a corporate social responsibility scheme,'€ he said, declining to name the companies involved

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