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Glass Bridge Construction Plan in Malang Regency, TNBTS Responds

Glass Bridge Construction Plan in Malang Regency, TNBTS Responds

JATIMTIMES - Malang Regency has received support from the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) related to the construction of a glass bridge in the area of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) located in Malang Regency.

That is as conveyed by the Regent of Malang HM Sanusi. "Tourism is also from the Minister of PUPR has agreed to be supported by glass bridges, but it is for pedestrians only, for a test of guts like in China," he told the media crew when there was an agenda that took place at NK Cafe some time ago.

Related to the plan to build the glass bridge, the acting head of TNBTS Novita Kusuma Wardani also responded. Novita said that the plan to build a glass bridge in Malang Regency is a proposal to the Ministry of PUPR RI. Where previously it was also planned to be built in Probolinggo Regency.

"When there is a development plan in Probolinggo Regency, apparently the Malang Regency Government is interested in making a similar project in Malang Regency, so propose to the Ministry of PUPR," she told

Regarding the more detailed discussion, Novita claimed not to be authorized to answer. Because the policy of building a glass bridge in Malang Regency located in the TNBTS area is the authority of the Ministry of PUPR.

"The policy is from the Ministry of PUPR, whether it is to make the same bridge or not or with another concept," she said. 

But in principle, TNBTS conducts internal discussions with the leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystems (KSDAE) also the Directorate General of Utilization of Conservation Forest Environmental Services related to environmental studies of glass bridge construction. 

"This is the one in Malang because it’s "additional proposal" to the Ministry of PUPR, this cannot answer what kind of policy PUPR whether to approve or not, whether to agree with a different concept, perhaps to be more appropriate if the Ministry of PUPR explained," she said.

The woman, who is an alma mater with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, said that when the team from the Ministry of PUPR RI took a sample test in Probolinggo Regency, the team also took samples in Malang Regency.

"The team from PUPR also researched its location in Malang Regency. Appropriate or not technically suitable or not. We also don't have the authority to explain," she said. 

Furthermore, Novita said that if seen from the proposal of the Malang Regency Government, the proposed location to the Ministry of PUPR RI related to the construction of glass bridges is in the TNBTS area.

"We are in principle whether zoning is suitable to be built there. Put the zoning revisions in place. Zoning revisions can also not be careless, there is still a study, and there are terms and conditions that apply," she explained.

Later, whether the rehabilitation zone becomes utilized, the jungle zone becomes utilization there are studies in all ranks. 

"Terms of provisions include doing a review first. Is the study of this location suitable for development or not? and so on. If for example suitable the process of change will have to be passed first before cooperation and development," she said.

"So, there is still a long way in Malang. We do not know whether yes or not it is because of the policy on the side that wants to build, who has the money is in the Ministry of PUPR," she concluded.