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Greater Jakarta: Vendors banned near apartment block

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  01:35 am

While street vendors on Jl. Jatibaru Raya can now operate in peace after the city allowed them to occupy one side of a road in the area, street vendors on Jl. Rawajati Barat have faced different treatment.

Pancoran district head Herry Gunara has decided to ban street vendors on Jl. Rawajati Barat near the Kalibata City apartment complex in Pancoran, South Jakarta.

“I’ve ordered the Public Order Agency [Satpol PP] to keep watch and catch any street vendors that are still operating. Zero street vendors from now on,” Herry said on Wednesday, kompas.com reported.

He said he had let the street vendors occupy the sidewalks and part of the street because he had pitied them and their customers, for they offered cheap food in the area.

However, he finally decided to clear the area of vendors.

“I actually don’t have the heart [to ban the vendors], they ...