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City of Jakarta reviewing spatial plan

Jakarta, Indonesia, 9 December 2006 – The Jakarta city Governor Mr. Sutiyoso has said that his office would submit a draft of the Jakarta Spatial Plan to the City Council for approval in February. “We hope to finish the draft in December. It will be submitted to the City Council in February for discussion and approval as a bylaw,” Sutiyoso told a plenary season with the council on 8 December.

The Jakarta administration began reviewing the Jakarta Spatial Plan, known as the Jakarta 2010 Master plan in 2005. The administration admitted that the revision was due to rising complaints over the poor quality of the city’s environment. Sutiyoso said that an academic review had been conducted this year involving all stakeholders.

Jakarta currently applies a 1999 bylaw on the city’s spatial planning. The 2010 master plan stipulates detailed procedures on land use both at the provincial and municipal level. It stipulates that Jakarta’s green areas should reach 13.94 percent of the total land area or 9,544 hectares in 2010, up from 7,319 hectares or 10.7 percent of the capital’s area in 2005. However, the administration reports that the city only has 5,911 hectares of green areas, or 9 percent of the total city land area.