Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD)'s Commission A Member August Hamonangan accompanied by South Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security (KPKP) Sub-agency, visited the Grogol Riverbank in the Pondok Indah Housing Complex, RW 14, Pondok Pinang, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta.
" I'm appreciating people in RW 14 who wish to transform the riverbank into urban farming"
The visit itself aimed to survey and find out whether a 3,000-square meter land on the riverbanks could be used as an urban farming location or not.
"As a matter of fact, the riverbank's water conditions are less supportive thus we need to study it further," the council member expressed, Wednesday (7/8).
To use it as urban farming, he assessed, the land should be planted with trees. Yet it should get an approval first from the Parks and Urban Forest Sub-agency.
"I'm appreciating people in RW 14 who wish to transform the riverbank into urban farming," he said.
At the same time, South Jakarta KPKP Sub-agency Head Hasudungan admitted his sub-agency would find solution to realize the hopes of the residents in RW 14.
"We ask them to prepare a place, while plant seeds from us," he stressed.