The Jakarta administration is continuing its efforts to try to make the capital appear greener by constructing a new city park scheduled to be open to public by the end of the year.
Jakarta Parks and Cemetery Agency chief Chatarina Suryowati said the 13.6 hectare park would be located in Kampung Kebon Pisang, North Jakarta.
“The location is along toll road to Soekarno-Hatta airport,” Chatarina said Saturday as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
Chatarina said that the park had been planned since last year and would be a place for many activities.
“People used to go to a city park to just sit and chat. Now, they can do many activities. Some people use parks as a community gathering place, such as in Menteng. Others use them as places for exercise,” Catharina said.
The city park, she said, would provide pedestrian, bicycle and jogging lanes.
“There will be fish pond,” she said, adding that the park would combine forest and a swamp land, as a part of the converted land used to be swamp.
Catharina said that there would be facilities to support safety and security in the park, such as security posts, patrol officers and a management office.
Chatarina said that last year her agency allocated Rp 1.3 billion (US$152,000) for the park, to clean the location and plant 700 trees on seven hectares land. However, she declined to reveal the amount of funds allocated for the park this year.
Source: The Jakarta Post
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