The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration intends to revitalize five city parks this year amid growing public demand for open green spaces.
Listed for revitalization are Tebet Park, Langsat Park, Puring Park and Mataram Park, all in South Jakarta, and Tugu Tani Park in Central Jakarta.
“The parks were built a long time ago, while the public’s need for open green space is high,” Jakarta Forestry Agency head Suzi Marsitawati said on Wednesday, wartakota.tribunnews.com reported.
Suzi said parks should be somewhere at which people could interact.
“Besides open green spaces, they will have additional functions that people can take advantage of,” Suzi said.
She said every revitalized park would have new facilities but have different concepts.
“We have designed each park differently. We will equip them with facilities. All the concepts are clear,” Suzi said.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the city had allotted funds 2019 city budget for the five projects.
The funds amount to Rp 140 billion (US$9.9 million).
“We have prepared the funds. God willing, in 2019 we will soon do it and hope all will be finished soon and people can use the parks,” Anies said on Jan. 3. (ami)