The Jakarta Post
Pakistan has expressed interest in developing integrated child-friendly public spaces (RPTRA) and learning about efforts to control population growth through the family planning (KB) program, an official has said.
East Jakarta social welfare assistant Ary Sonjaya said a delegation from the Pakistani Population and Social Welfare Ministry visited Cililitan RPTRA in East Jakarta on Thursday to study the concepts.
Ary said the delegation held the study tour in Jakarta on account of shared beliefs.
“There is a similarity in the belief [between the Pakistani and the Indonesians] that the more children they have, the more prosperous their lives will be. However, the [Indonesian] government has controlled the population by implementing the family planning [KB] program,” Ary said on Thursday according to kompas.com.
He added that the delegation was interested in implementing the KB village program and building RPTRAs in Pakistan.
Malik Muktar, one of the delegation members, said the ministry tried to learn from Indonesia’s experience in controlling population growth.
Building RPTRAs was a signature program of former governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.
However, the current administration said it would stop developing RPTRAs on account of difficulties it was facing. The city is currently home to 290 RPTRAs. (cal)