Jakarta to convert 159 plots of land into green areas

The Jakarta administration has targeted to convert 159 plots of land into green areas this year, the city’s Parks and Cemetery Agency head said on Monday.

Most of the land plots to be converted into green areas were in East Jakarta, said agency head Nandar Sunandar, adding that East Jakarta covered some 28 per cent of the Jakarta area.

Nandar said that the administration would scrutinize the legal aspects of the plan during the land acquisition process, to make sure that the land used was not involved in legal disputes.

“The budget [for the land acquisition] this year is Rp 2.3 trillion [US$177 million], a decrease from Rp 3.1 trillion last year. That is the reason why we will make adjustments in the process,” he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

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