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Public Order Agency to crack down on street vendors in Monas

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12, 2018   /   07:40 am
Public Order Agency to crack down on street vendors in Monas Vendors sell their goods outside the National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta. (JP/P.J.Leo)

The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) is set to crack down on street vendors who continue to operate in the National Monument (Monas) area. 

"Street vendors are mushrooming there," Satpol PP chief Yani Wahyu said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

The sellers, who have become familiar with the agency’s patrolling routine, usually open their stalls after 10 p.m., when Satpol PP officers have left the area.

The Jakarta administration has provided sellers a space near Monas, called Lenggang Jakarta, also known IRTI parking, but many still prefer to operate within the Monas compound.

"We've banned them from doing business in the Monas area and given them a special place [in Lenggang Jakarta]," Yani said. 

"We must maintain orderliness [at Monas]. Street vendors can only sell their wares in Lenggang Jakarta and visitors can only park their vehicles in the IRTI area," he added. (vla)