The Jakarta administration is preparing to nominate six buildings located in Old Town, West Jakarta, for the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The six buildings are the Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari), Jakarta History Museum (Museum Sejarah Jakarta), Ceramics Museum (Museum Keramik), Shadow Puppet Museum (Museum Wayang), Bank Indonesia Museum and Bank Mandiri Museum.
Kota Tua management head Norviadi Husodo said the city administration was currently cooperating with the Tourism Ministry to prepare for the nomination.
"Together with the Tourism Ministry, we are currently educating Jakarta residents on the history of Old Town and its importance for Jakarta and Indonesia. Next we will conduct discussions with UNESCO officials about the buildings," Norviadi said.
He went on that the city hoped that the six buildings would be included as UNESCO World Heritage sites.