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Jakarta sets aside Rp 474 billion to build, revamp sidewalks

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 23, 2019   /   06:59 am
Jakarta sets aside Rp 474 billion to build, revamp sidewalks Workers paint the sidewalk near the National Monument in Central Jakarta on July 30, 2017. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

National Pedestrian Day was commemorated on Jan. 22. Responding to the event, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the city administration had allocated billions of rupiah to build and revitalize sidewalks across the capital.

“The movement to build more sidewalks in Jakarta is gaining momentum,” Anies said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Sidewalks along Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta, as well as on other protocol roads in the city, have been set as examples of how ideal sidewalks should look like. The revitalization of pedestrian infrastructure was aimed at encouraging people to use the sidewalks.

“Let’s use our legs more to commute because it's the ‘means of transportation’ that most of us already have,” he said.

According to the 2019 city budget on apbd.jakarta.go.id, the Jakarta administration has allocated Rp 473.7 billion (US$33.3 million) to build and revitalize sidewalks. The money is to be disbursed to Jakarta Bina Marga Agency as well as subagencies in every municipality. (vla)