TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Following the 2019 Earth Hour that coincides with the fourth election debate of presidential election on Saturday, March 30, Jakartans are not obliged to turn off lights for an hour.
The governor’s deputy assistant for environment unit, Yuli Hartono, reasoned Jakarta provincial administration does not want to hamper the public to watch the debate.
“We don’t want to disturb this general election,” said Yuli in MRT Dukuh Atas Station, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday, March 27.
According to Yuli, the city administration previously instructed all residents in the capital city, including state buildings, hotels, and shopping malls, participate in the Earth Hour. However, the government will turn off the lights of seven locations.
The seven sites that the lights will be turned off starting from 20:30 until 21:30 local times are the National Monument (Monas), Sudirman statue, City Hall building, Horse Statue, the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, Arjuna Wiwaha statue Senayan, and Tugu Tani monument.
LANI DIANA WIJAYA