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City drafting regulation on Pasar Ikan revitalization

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 26, 2017   /   05:15 pm
City drafting regulation on Pasar Ikan revitalization Jakarta administration officials discover what they believe to be a wall of a building dating back to the 16th century in the cleared area of Pasar Ikan in North Jakarta. (thejakartapost.com/Callistasia Anggun Wijaya)

The Jakarta administration is drafting a gubernatorial decree on the Sunda Kalapa tourist area in North Jakarta, which includes Pasar Ikan, an area which came into the spotlight following a forced eviction last year.

Jakarta Tourism Agency head Tinia Budiati said on Tuesday that her office had prepared a master plan to revitalize the area.

"[The master plan] is needed as a basis for the decree. We will draw up zoning, purposes and borders to delineate which areas are allowed for construction. It's still in process," Tinia said as quoted by kompas.com.

The eviction carried out at Pasar Ikan faced resistance from its inhabitants, who claimed ownership of the land. Dozens have refused to leave the site and built makeshift homes amid the debris.

Separately, Jakarta's Maritime Museum head Husnison Nizar said that compared with the previous decree No. 36/2014 on the Kota Tua (Old Town) district plan, the planned decree would be more detailed in revitalizing the area, including the development of the fish market area.

"The new decree will be sharper, particularly on Pasar Ikan. It will specifically outline the preservation of cultural heritage," he said. (fac)