Government completes rehabilitation of three markets in Central Java

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has completed the rehabilitation of three traditional markets in Central Java Province to boost the people’s economy in regions that the market served.

The renovation is aimed at improving safety, convenience, cleanliness, and tidiness in traditional markets relying on local trade activities, PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono has stated.

“We are optimistic that the residents would immediately be benefited by the new market infrastructure that will boost the distribution of basic needs and promote regional trade and MSMEs to reach the most remote villages in the country,” Hadimuljono stated in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The renovation of three markets in the province — Surakarta’s Legi Market, Banyumas Market, and Klaten’s Gede Market — commenced during the 2020-2021 period and has entered the completion stage by year-end, the minister revealed.

The project was overseen by the ministry’s Central Java Regional Settlement Facilities Agency within the Directorate General of Human Settlement that recruited local contractors for the renovation project at three locations, he noted.

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Surakarta’s Legi Market is the first market that underwent rehabilitation by the ministry after suffering two conflagrations in 2018 and 2020.

A budget totaling Rp114.7 billion (US$8 million) was spent to renovate the 31-thousand square meter market building. Green building concept, proven by the first-class green building construction certificate, was adopted for the rehabilitated market, the minister noted.

A total of Rp17.6 billion (US$1 million) was spent to upgrade Banyumas Market. A new two-story market building, complete with 81 new kiosks and 191 stalls, was constructed to expand the market, he noted.

The development of Banyumas Market was conceived by adopting the Building Information Modelling system on the model documentation and project control in line with the ministry’s directive that obligated adoption of the system for development of state-owned buildings over two stories or over two thousand square meters, Hadimuljono remarked.

The third renovation project at Klaten’s Gede Market was conducted in stages. The first Rp4.7 billion (US$329 thousand) was procured for the first renovation stage, while Rp81 billion (US$5.6 million) and Rp1.7 billion (US$119 thousand) were disbursed for building contractors and consultants, respectively, for the market’s second rehabilitation stage, he stated.

The renovation project for the three markets in Central Java is consistent with Presidential Regulation No. 43 of 2019 on construction and renovation of traditional markets, facilities of public universities, Islamic universities, and public schools, Hadimuljono noted. 

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