Sat, 04 Jun 1994

Jakarta won't vie Kalpataru award

Jakarta has decided not to send its representatives to compete for the prestigious Kalpataru environment award this year.

Speaking in a press conference here Thursday, Abuyono, head of the Environmental Affairs Bureau of the City Municipality, said: "It's not easy to find a qualified candidates to represent us in the contest."

Nominees for the Kalpataru award are usually selected from lower-income residents who have shown dedication on the protection of environment.(bsr)