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Jakarta Post

Amid shortage of land, Jakarta eyes more green spaces

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 22 2019   /  01:23 am

Despite prolonged struggles with limited land availability, the Jakarta administration remains upbeat about its efforts to provide more green spaces for residents.A lack of available land has long been a stumbling block for the administration as it works to meet a stipulation set in the 2007 Spatial Planning Law that requires the city to reserve 30 percent of its total area for green spaces.According to the Jakarta Forestry and Public Cemetery Agency, 9.97 percent of Jakarta comprised open green spaces in 2015, 6.9 percent of which was owned by the public sector and 3.07 percent by private entities. The agency manages approximately 3.9 percent of the figure, or around 2,665 hectares.Agency head Suzi Marsitawati said the city administration aimed to increase the total area of green spaces owned by both the public and private sectors.The city administration is currently developing dozens o...