City-owned designer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), which supervises the advancement of Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) in North Jakarta, has started to move hundreds of trees from nearby BMW park as part of the construction procedure.

A minimum of 382 trees will be moved out into the stadium. Another 1,167 trees are also set to be planted in the 26-hectare location.

” The relocation and the planting of trees in the facility will develop more green location in North Jakarta,” JIS project director Iwan Takwin said Monday, including that the procedure would be performed in several stages.

Jakpro, Iwan said, used the “earth-balling” technique to move the trees by digging out the soil and the roots in a circular shape to make certain that the majority of the root system remained undisturbed and intact. This will make it much easier for the trees to get used to a new area.

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” The sustainability of the ecosystem around the task, consisting of trees, has become our concern,” he added.

Jakpro business secretary Hani Sumarno said the procedure could use up to two months to complete. “It could take longer if the weather condition is bad,” Hani stated as priced estimate by kompas.com.

The planned modern stadium of international requirement, which is expected to have a capability of 82,000 people, will serve as the head office of Jakarta soccer club Persija, besides serving numerous other functions.

The task costs Rp 5 trillion (US$ 344 million), and is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2021. (vny).