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Green open space to replace Senayan shooting range

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6, 2018   /   01:48 pm
Green open space to replace Senayan shooting range A police vehicle is seen parked at the Senayan shooting range in Central Jakarta on Oct. 10, following an incident in which stray bullets hit the nearby House of Representatives complex. (kompas.com/Sherly Puspita)

Authorities have agreed to transform the Senayan shooting range in Central Jakarta into a green open space following an incident in October in which stray bullets hit lawmakers' offices at the House of Representatives complex nearby.

The president director of the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex management center, Winarto, announced that the management would proceed with the plan as soon as the shooting range is relocated.

"The plan is in accordance with Jakarta's spatial plan as stipulated in Bylaw No. 1/2014 [on detailed spatial planning]," Winarto said at City Hall on Wednesday, kompas.com reported.

However, Winarto added that the area would still retain its status as a sports center, similar to the Senayan driving range, another green space that functions as a sports venue.

Winarto has yet to announce when the relocation of the shooting range will take place as the Youth and Sports Ministry and the city administration are still in talks regarding the relocation site.

Plans for relocation began after several stray bullets were found at the House of Representatives complex, near the shooting range, in October. The police detained two suspects. (ars)