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Jakarta allocates Rp 1 billion for zoo renovation design competition

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 20, 2019   /   04:15 pm
Jakarta allocates Rp 1 billion for zoo renovation design competition Visitors gather at the elephant enclosure at Ragunan Zoo in South Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Iqbal Yuwansyah)

The Jakarta administration is set to hold a design competition for the renovation of Ragunan Zoo. The city has allocated Rp 1 billion (US$70,000) for three winners. 

Zoo management head Widodo said the revitalization would be aimed at making the zoo a conservation center and recreational site. 

"The first, second and third place winner will respectively get Rp 500 million, Rp 300 million and Rp 200 million," Widodo said, kompas.com reported, noting that the money had been allocated from the city's 2019 budget. 

Besides prize money, Widodo added that funds would go to other expenses during the competition, such judge fees. 

The renovation itself will take place in 2021, he said.

The city administration previously held such design competitions for several of its programs, such as for the Jak Lingko logo and National Monument (Monas) area. (vla)