Thu Jan 2020 2 years ago

190 Trees in Monas Area Cut Down, Anies Doesn't Comment

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV - The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government cut down around 190 trees on the south side of the National Monument or Monas area, Jakarta.

The provincial government said the felling was part of the revitalization of Monas.

The revitalized location is located next to the Irti Monas square or across from Jakarta City Hall which will be converted into Monas South Plaza, a reflection pool, and also a semi-amphitheater shaped seating area.

Responding to this, in the Sapa Indonesia program, City Planning Expert from Trisakti University, Nirwono Yoga, actually regretted the DKI Provincial Government's inconsistent attitude in dealing with floods.

The capital city is experiencing a decline in environmental quality when it should need more catchment areas.

Asked about the felling of hundreds of trees, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan was reluctant to comment.

Anies submitted an explanation regarding the Monas revitalization project to the Head of the DKI Jakarta Land and Spatial Planning Department, Hermawanto.

Commission D DPRD DKI Jakarta, then summoned the DKI Cipta Karya Spatial Planning and Land Service, for a joint meeting, to clarify the felling of hundreds of trees in the Monas area.

The chairman of Commission D instructed the temporary suspension of project work because he did not yet have a construction permit from the state secretariat ministry.

Responding to this commotion, the chairman of the DPR RI, Puan Maharani, also asked that Monas not be changed and be returned to its original state.

Monas should maximize its existence as an Indonesian icon and not just as an icon of Jakarta.
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