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Surabaya Succeeds in Lowering City Temperatures Up to 2 Degrees

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Surabaya hosted the 7th Congress of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific Association - UCLG ASPAC. This biennial congress is an organizational meeting of city and regional governments throughout Asia-Pacific. The congress was held from September 12 to 15, 2018. This inter-regional discussion concerns various policies that are being carried out according to the theme "Innovation Driven Development for Sustainable Cities." Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini hoped that this congress can cope with the city problems. Around 800 participants attend the Congress from 50 cities in various countries in Asia Pacific and several UCLG member countries outside Asia Pacific.When speaking at the UCLG Asia Pacific congress on Wednesday (12/9), Mayor Tri Rismaharini stated that the temperature of the city dropped to 2 degrees Celsius from the range of 34 to 36 degrees Celsius. The success is a result of the post-construction of many urban parks and forests and the implementation of environmental maintenance programs, such as motor vehicle-free days. She also said that every year, the Surabaya City Government builds 10 to 20 parks, two urban forests, and 10 to 15 sports fields. Her side is also working on the construction of the first Mangrove Botanical Gardens in Indonesia. Surabaya also continues to revitalize the river. So, this makes the temperature drop. Besides the congress agenda and discussion, the participants were also taken around to see a number of historical places such as Tugu Pahlawan Monument and the House of Sampoerna Museum in Surabaya. Then, the delegation continued the tour to the Suroboyo Bridge, Kenjeran. There, they saw various kinds of entertainment and the beauty of the Suroboyo Bridge which is lit by colorful lights and jazz accompaniment.

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