Lampung studies spatial development to tackle urban problems

Lampung studies spatial development to tackle urban problems

A resident examines a map of the Greater Lampung Metropolitan area’s development in Bandarlampung, Lampung, on Wednesday (January 25, 2023). (ANTARA/Ruth Intan Sozometa Kanafi)

Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA) - The Lampung provincial government is conducting a study on the Greater Lampung Metropolitan area’s development to address urban problems.

"Through Regional Regulation No. 12 of 2019 concerning the revision of regional spatial planning (RTRW), Lampung Province seeks to control the dynamic growth of space in order to realize the Lampung strategic area," Provincial Secretary Fahrizal Darminto informed here on Wednesday.

Darminto said that it is necessary to conduct a deeper study on the Greater Lampung Metropolitan area’s development to realize the province's strategic zone by implementing a sustainable urban system.

"The planning about urban development around Bandarlampung City has been carried out for a long time, but this will require further coordination with the surrounding areas," he added.

He explained that reducing urban density and pushing city development based on each region’s potential requires joint commitment from buffer areas.

"Cooperation between regions is urgently needed to overcome urban problems, eliminate gaps between regions, and achieve development progress. It needs synergy with Metro City, Pesawaran District, South Lampung, Central Lampung, and other buffer areas," he said.

He expressed the hope that all parties would synergize to seize the opportunities and potential from the Greater Lampung Metropolitan area’s development, and achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the province’s progress.

"The right time is needed when conducting regional head-level talks about development, and in the 2024 General Elections, there will a situation where the elected regional heads discuss development at the same time," he explained.

The study on the Greater Lampung Metropolitan area’s development, which aims to reduce centralized density in Bandarlampung City, covers seven districts and cities along with 52 sub-districts that serve buffer areas.

The development will stick to the sustainable city concept, including implementing a sustainable transportation system. 

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