Jakarta. The Jakarta administration will deploy 5,000 officials known as the Orange Squad to clean up the city after New Year’s celebrations.
Isnawa Adji of the administration’s environment office said the officials will start cleaning the city at 1.00 a.m. on Monday (01/01), and are expected to finish by 6.00 a.m.
In Central and South Jakarta, the Orange Squad will be deployed on Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Thamrin roads, where a concert by dangdut star Rhoma Irama, a culinary bazaar, and a mass wedding are held.
In North Jakarta, the officials will be sent to Ancol and Lake Sunter, where one of the city’s live music shows is organized.
In West Jakarta, the Orange Squad will sweep the areas surrounding a concert venue in front of the mayor’s office, while in East Jakarta they will be concentrated in the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah recreational park, where a fireworks show is organized.
In South Jakarta, a major cleanup will be carried out at Betawi Cultural Village in Setu Babakan, Jagakarsa, where celebrations will include a bazaar, mass prayers, fireworks and cultural performances.
Isnawa called all street vendors to help the cleaning staff and prepare plastic bags to prevent litter from getting scattered around the venues.