Bandung to Deploy Park Rangers

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  • Visitors are taking pictures of themselves (selfie) at Pasupati park, Bandung, or better known as 'The Singles Park'. TEMPO/Aditya Herlambang Putra

    Visitors are taking pictures of themselves (selfie) at Pasupati park, Bandung, or better known as 'The Singles Park'. TEMPO/Aditya Herlambang Putra

    TEMPO.CO, Bandung - Bandung mayor Ridwan Kamil has said to deploy over 60 Park Rangers tomorrow, in the attempt to deal with trash issues in 40 parks in Bandung. Trash has been a major issue in Bandung, particularly when the discourse of themed-park began to rise. "Starting this weekend, Park Rangers will work day and afternoon," said the mayor.

    Ridwan said the Park Ranger would be paid Rp 50,000-70,000 per eight-hour shift. The salary, Ridwan said, will be taken from Bandung Regional Budget. With park ranger operational, it is expected that people will begin to realize the importance of a clean environment.

    The mayor added that the Park Ranger would be crucial as trash is almost all over the place, and that littering has been a bad culture in the neighborhood. The park ranger started a long-term park program, as the city administration is to setup reading kiosks, public toilets and food and beverages vendors.

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