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Bandung Included in International Green City Network

Bandung Mayor Ridwan “Emil” Kamil said th West Java’s capital has been elected as one of green cities by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). On Wednesday, May 06, 2015, the OECD held a meeting involving representatives of green cities at the Bandung City Hall.

“The meeting will be developed into an international green city network. To be included in the network is not easy,” Emil told journalists on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the City Hall.

Emil added that the discussion, which sought to find solutions to problems related to realizing green cities, would last for five years until 2020. All representatives of the green cities will have to come up with five major green city-related issues in a two-day workshop in Bandung. The forum will then arrange an agreement to resolve the issues that will be collectively enforced.

“Hopefully we can figure out the issues within two days,” Emil said.

Emil hopes that the forum will help Bandung realize the concept of green city by accelerating government programs resulting from the discussion. Currently, the Bandung administration is striving to add more green spaces by building parks, including music, film and superhero-themed parks.