Legislator wants governor's Columbia visit to benefit Jakarta

Legislator wants governor's Columbia visit to benefit Jakarta

A member of the Jakarta Legislative Council, Bestari Barus. (ANTARA/Dea N. Zhafira/bp)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - A member of the Jakarta Legislative Council, Bestari Barus, has expressed hope that Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan's, visit to Colombia for one week till July 16 would be beneficial to the capital city.

"Colombia? Maybe the government there (Columbia) works better than (the one) here, so he (Anies) needs to conduct a comparative study on how to manage a good government, so as to ensure the rest of the budget is not high," Bestari said at the Jakarta Legislative Council on Tuesday.

Bestari was initially quite surprised to find out that Anies had left for Colombia for a week.

"Maybe the governor is tired of the conditions in Jakarta. Maybe he should find a comparison on how to be able to provide inputs or orders to the work unit of the regional office," he said.

The chairman of the Faction of the National Democratic Party at the legislative council stated that the performance of the Jakarta Provincial Government still needs to be improved, especially with regard to the construction of 225 thousand flats, 700 of which have been completed and the number has yet to increase.

"If 25 thousand flat units are completed by the region-owned enterprises and the Housing Office, there will be five thousand units in one year. There are only 700 units (now)," he said.

It was reported that Governor Anies flew to Colombia to speak at the World Cities Summit, which is a meeting for hundreds of regional heads from a number of countries in the world to discuss innovation, governance, and cultures.

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