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Kota Lama in Semarang lush after tree planting

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, May 26, 2017  /  01:49 pm
Kota Lama in Semarang lush after tree planting

A bicyclist passes a colonial building in Kota Lama, Semarang. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

The Old City Management Board (BPK2L) of Semarang city in Central Java has planted 40 Alstonia scholaris trees on the street of Letjen Suprapto in Kota Lama, Semarang.

“It is expected that in two weeks the first set of leaves will grow on these trees,” said the head of BPK2L, Hevearita Gunaryanti Rahayu.

Read also: The return of Semarang’s Old Town

In addition to the tree planting, the city administration is also planning to close down the road and make it a vehicle-free area. 

In a bid to make Kota Lama Semarang, also known as Little Netherlands, a leading tourist destination, BPK2L has allocated Rp 66 billion (US$4.96 million) of the regional budget (APBD) for city improvement projects throughout 2017. (kes)

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