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Jakarta Fair safe for visitors after fire, Anies says

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 6, 2018   /   01:54 pm
Jakarta Fair safe for visitors after fire, Anies says Firefighters put out a fire that broke out at a building within the complex of the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) commercial center in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on June 5. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has assured citizens that the 2018 Jakarta Fair, held at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in Kemayoran, part of which was hit by a fire on Tuesday night, is safe for visitors.

“I think it is safe already at JIExpo,” Anies said on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.

The fire broke out at the Niaga Building, the media reported on Tuesday, quoting officials.

PT JIExpo marketing director Ralph Scheunemann clarified on Wednesday that the area at the convention center that was hit by the fire was a construction site next to the Niaga Building.

“[The convention center building] is not the venue of the Jakarta Fair,” he said.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

Anies said he had advised PT JIExpo, the complex’s caretaker, to be more careful to prevent possible fires from breaking out at buildings in the complex. (ami)