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Bogor city, regency root for new Greater Bogor province

  • Sausan Atika and Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Bogor   /   Fri, August 23 2019   /  01:12 am

An old idea of a new province separate from West Java called Bogor Raya (Greater Bogor) has resurfaced following a proposal initiated by the Bogor city and Bogor regency administrations in their attempt to manage accelerating development.Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto said he would continue to mull over the idea of establishing a new province and invite healthy public discussions, as well as studies conducted by universities.The idea for a Bogor Raya province first took root in the 1990s, when several areas under the authority of Bogor regency were administratively moved under Bogor city, which needed more space for its growing population.“Now, we also need to anticipate [overcrowding], because in 10 years, the population of Bogor city may grow to 1.5 million people; we need to have a study on that,” Bima said on Wednesday.The city administration is currently studying four scenarios:...