Jakarta's 92 percent residents live in proximity to parks: Governor

Jakarta's 92 percent residents live in proximity to parks: Governor

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan delivers remarks at the opening of the Jakarta Innovation Day at the Jakarta City Hall, Jakarta, Tuesday (September 27, 2022). ANTARA/Dewa Ketut Sudiarta Wiguna

Jakarta (ANTARA) -  Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated that  92 percent of Jakarta's residents live near parks, which are part of the government's innovation for the community.

"As many as 92 residents of Jakarta City can reach a park within a distance of 800 meters, so almost 100 percent of them live close to parks," Baswedan remarked while opening a seminar related to innovation at the Jakarta City Hall here on Tuesday.

Based on the 2020 Population Census of the Statistics Indonesia (BPS)-Jakarta office, the population in the capital city reaches 10.56 million people.

According to the governor, building parks is part of the efforts to support the improvement in quality of a clean and healthy environment.

During a dissemination event for Governor's Regulation on Detailed Spatial Planning, Baswedan noted that over the past five years, the provincial government of Jakarta had revitalized 480 parks and 29 urban parks as well as planted 140 thousand new trees.

Earlier, the governor had planned to expand the green space area, from 12.12 percent in 2014 to 30.92 percent of the capital city area, which reached 664.01 square kilometers starting in 2022.

The plan is contained in Governor Regulation Number 31 of 2022 on Detailed Spatial Planning for the Jakarta Planning Area.

He remarked that starting in 2022, the green space concept is no longer solely based on horizontal spaces but also vertical spaces, unlike during the calculation of green spaces in 2014, which was only calculated based on the expanse of space.

He sought the private sector's involvement in supporting the Jakarta provincial government's plan, including the option of providing incentives to draw private parties.

The governor also urged his staff to prepare a regulation to serve as an incentive scheme for the private sector. 

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