Operator to introduce zoning system at Borobudur Temple complex

All aspects are taken care of in a specific place

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The operator of Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, planned to introduce a zoning system in the tourism site complex to optimize the function of the temple in terms of conservation, spiritual, education and commercial aspects.

President Director of PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko (PT TWC) Edy Setijono said that the zoning system balances all aspects converged in the temple.

“Therefore, there would be no more zoning conflicts because we are rearranging the temple trail plan. All aspects will be taken care of in a specific place. For example, spiritual activities would have their specific place,” noted Setijono, as per the statement here. , Saturday.

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PT TWC is engaged in communication with all stakeholders to plan the new zoning system to ensure that the Borobudur temple meets all interests and to ensure that no single aspect dominates the temple’s function, he stressed.

In addition, the joint statement of four cabinet ministers and two governors agreed to make the Borobudur temple as the center of Buddhism activities in Indonesia and the world, confirmed the president director.

“We will ensure (Borobudur Temple is) catering for all functions, but we will arrange its (functional) priority scale,” Setijono said.

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He said that since the zoning system is expected to be implemented later in 2023, the operator will first study and draft the plan before announcing the final plan to receive public input.

Meanwhile, the director of the Buddhist Community Guidance of the Ministry of Religion, Supriyadi, said that the plan must be thoroughly thought out and decided together, as it affects various institutions.

He confirmed that the government emphasized the need to conserve the ancient temple site and structure.

“A standard operating procedure has been made from the joint statement, and we will discuss this together again. We hope that there will be a solution for the Buddhist community and the interests of the government,” Supriyadi confirmed.

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The ministry official said that the authority should ensure that the function of the temple was balanced in terms of conservation, spiritual, education and commercial aspects.

“Besides, our cultural heritage law mandates the Borobudur temple to be used for religious purposes,” he noted.

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