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Greater Jakarta: Green space to replace shooting range

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  01:24 am

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

The president director of the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex’s 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...