Urban forest to curb flooding: Surabaya mayor

Surabaya, E Java (ANTARA News) - Urban forest is necessary to help curb flooding and pollution, according to Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini.

The urban forest developed in Warugunung, Karang Pilang Sub-district, Surabaya, can also strengthen the soil structure, so it can minimize the impacts of earthquake, she noted here on Saturday.

Rismaharini called on Surabayas inhabitants to not harbor concerns over information on two active faults passing through Surabaya, as the Surabaya municipality administration had taken precautionary measures to minimize the impacts.

A small reservoir will also be built at the location to hold the rainwater, and plenty of trees, mostly the fruit-bearing varieties, will be planted around the small reservoir.

The mayor remarked that several other urban forests will be created in the second-largest city in Indonesia.

Source: ANTARA News

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