Old Jakarta aims for World Heritage listing

The dossier is being prepared to list Old Jakarta as a World Heritage site within the next two years.

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Old Town targets int’l recognition via UNESCO world heritage list
Jakarta Post, 18 June 2014

The city administration and the Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation (JOTRC), a consortium of private and state-owned enterprises, aims to include the Old Town (Kota Tua) in West Jakarta on the nomination list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites by March 2015.

“Our plan is to submit the nomination [to UNESCO] in March 2016, but if possible, we hope to achieve an earlier target, which is in March 2015,” JOTRC CEO Lin Che Wei told reporters at the Pos Indonesia building in the Old Town on Tuesday.

He said the road map to the nomination included preparing an administrative document, selecting the historical sites in the Old Town, and setting up the management of the sites.

He said the first step was proposing to the Education and Culture Ministry to include the Old Town on the country’s tentative list.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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