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Pedestrians, rejoice: Yogyakarta's Malioboro to be cleaned every day

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, August 4, 2019  /  08:02 am
Pedestrians, rejoice: Yogyakarta's Malioboro to be cleaned every day

A part of the pedestrian zone on Jl. Malioboro, Yogyakarta. (Shutterstock/Jaya Tri Hartono)

The pedestrian zone in Yogyakarta’s iconic Malioboro area will be mopped every day in order to maintain comfort for visitors. 

Yogyakarta Mayor Haryadi acknowledged there were some hygiene issues in the area, such as littering tourists or street sellers who dumped their waste carelessly.

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“Previously, we initiated the Selasa Wage movement where every street seller had to stop operating for the day to clean up the area,” Haryadi said as quoted by tempo.co. 

Separately, the head of the Malioboro technical unit, Ekwanto, said that currently the 1.2-kilometer-long walkway had some 25 cleaning workers divided into three shifts.

Haryadi also explained that the pedestrian area would be cleaned using two scrubber dryers.

“These dryers will operate every day at all spots that require cleaning,” he said. (dpk/kes)