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Face-lift to transform Bekasi River into tourist destination

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:30 am

The West Java administration was quick to join the river revitalization bandwagon following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s call for the city’s rivers to be made as attractive as the Cheonggyecheon in Seoul.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has revealed plans to give a face-lift to the Kalimalang River that flows through Bekasi in West Java.

Ridwan also said his administration would allocate up to Rp 50 billion (US$3.4 million) to turn the river into a world-class tourist destination.

“Bekasi does not have many choices for tourist destinations, but it has its waterways. So, we will revitalize them,” he told journalists in Bandung, West Java, on Thursday.

Through his Instagram account @ridwankamil, Ridwan vowed to accelerate the plan, saying that the project would begin the design phase and project planning next week.

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