Multan, Indonesia (BIRN) – The Indonesian city of Citi Developers Multan has announced the creation of the world’s largest forest city.
The announcement on Monday (local time) was made by the Citi developers Multan to mark the creation in the capital of the city, the city’s government said.
“Citi Developers’ Multan is the first large city of its kind in the world.
With this city, we aim to transform a city with a rich heritage, with an eco-friendly development model, and create a new eco-economy for the city,” Citi Development Chairman Arieh Azimov said in a statement.
The development, which is the second in the city after Jakarta, aims to create the world´s largest forest of 20 million hectares, which has a total area of 3.4 million square kilometres.
“This forest is a model for creating a sustainable city with eco-oriented development,” Azimov added.
Multan’s government also announced the city would receive $1bn in support from the European Union, in addition to $1.2bn from the US.