President Jokowi Oversees Revitalization Progress of Solo Safari
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo Monday (01/23) visited Jurug Solo Zoo (the Solo Safari) in the city of Surakarta, also known as Solo, Central Java province to inspect the outcome of the zoo’s revitalization.
The President expressed belief that the newly-revitalized zoo would become a new tourist attraction in the city, where the President himself originally comes from.
The Head of State also confirmed his commitment to support the revitalization process of other productive assets in the city.
According to the President, Mayor of Surakarta Gibran Rakabuming Raka told him that more educational and amusement parks would be built in the city.
“The Mayor told me there would be Balekambang [Park], night market in Gatot Subroto. There will be more new places, including Techno Park,” he said.
General Manager of Solo Safari Shinta Adithya reported that the Solo Safari would be designated as the city’s new icon, adding that the zoo is projected to provide more tourist activities and destinations in Surakarta besides food tours.
“People used to come to Solo for its foods, now we expect the Solo Safari can lure more tourists so they can stay longer here. It is also expected to become the icon of the city,” she said, while expressing hope that Solo Safari can reopen soon since the revitalization progress phase I has reached 90 percent.
The zoo is scheduled to be opened for public on January 27th, 2023. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (RAS/EP)