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Nearly 200 vendors evicted over town square project

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  01:06 am

The city administration of Bogor in West Java has relocated about 200 street vendors from Jl. Dewi Sartika to develop the town square and revitalize Bogor’s Grand Mosque.Bogor Deputy Mayor Dedie A. Rachim said the Bogor Cooperatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Agency and the Public Order Agency had conducted mediation efforts before issuing three warning letters to the vendors ahead of their relocation.“We have carried out effective communication with the street vendors represented by the heads of the merchant groups to reach an agreement on relocating them to other places,” Dedie said on Tuesday.“Most of them are sellers of construction tools, flowers or footwear. This is a cooperative program between the city administration and the traders to jointly organize the city of Bogor.”Construction on the town square is set to start next year, supported by around Rp ...