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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to renovate governor’s Dutch colonial style official residence

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 9, 2019   /  04:26 pm
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The official residence of the Jakarta governor on Jl. Taman Suropati, Menteng, Central Jakarta. (Warta Kota/Panji Baskhara Ramadhan )

The city administration has proposed Rp 2.4 billion (US$170,212) be allocated next year to repair the governor’s official residence on Jl. Taman Suropati, Menteng, Central Jakarta, which is classified as a cultural heritage. Jakarta Spatial Planning Agency head Heru Hermawanto said the renovation was aimed at preserving the building with its Dutch colonial style. “It is the city administration’s duty to periodically carry out maintenance to heritage buildings in Jakarta, including the governor’s official residence, despite it being occupied or not,” he said on Tuesday. The residential area comprises a two-story house, the main building that classified as cultural heritage, an added pavilion at the east side of the house and a warehouse at the west side.  Roof repairs on the 1,100-square-meter house would be the main activity to be comple...