Governor Fauzi Bowo said old buildings in Menteng, Central Jakarta, should be preserved and protected against encroachment from business interests.
Fauzi said that some old buildings in Menteng, relics of the Dutch colonial government, if well-preserved could in fact be turned into tourist sites.
â€œPeople and generations come and go, but old buildings should remain,â€ Fauzi was quoted as saying Sunday by news portal tempointeraktif.com.
He said that if old buildings required extensive renovations, the efforts should preserve the original character of the structure. â€œRestoration projects should also take into account environmental considerations,â€ he said.