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Jakarta Post

Jakarta's Blue Sky Parade to campaign for environmental awareness

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 25, 2019   /  06:46 pm
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Smog blankets Jakarta’s skyscrapers on Aug. 19. Air pollution in the city is among the worst in the world.(JP/Donny Fernando)

The Jakarta administration plans to hold the Karnaval Jakarta Langit Biru (Blue Sky Parade) on Sunday to campaign for the use of environmentally friendly vehicles as one of the efforts to improve the capital’s poor air quality. City secretary Saefullah previously issued Jakarta Secretary Instruction No. 98/2019 concerning the implementation of the Karnaval Jakarta Langit Biru. The event is to be held in cooperation with state-owned electricity firm PLN. “The Karnaval Jakarta Langit Biru will be held to campaign for the use of vehicles that use environmentally friendly energy and to increase awareness of the importance of maintaining environmental comfort in Jakarta,” Saefullah said at a press conference on Friday. The parade is to follow a 10-kilometer route, with the round trip starting from the Senayan traffic circle in South Jakarta and heading to the H...