Plans to install CCTV surveillance cameras in the red light district of Surabaya, Dolly, as the noose tightens around it.
A city official, Chalid Buhari, says
The cameras are to keep a check on new prostitutes in the district, and on those who operate the brothels.
The faces of new "working girls" in Dolly will be recorded so that later city officials can immediately approach them and take down their details for administrative purposes, and make sure that they are not underage or victims of trafficking.
If they have been trafficked we can find out fast and send them home; same thing if their identity papers are not in order
Other measures suggested including the building of mosques and churches in the area, to acquaint or reacquaint its inhabitants with the calls and strictures of religion.
The CCTV and mosque/church building plan is some kind of temporary compromise measure, - rather than immediately closing Dolly as many demand it is intended that the noose will gradually be tightened around the famous den of sin. kompas The Deputy Governor of East Java, Saifullah Yusuf, explained
The government intends to close down Dolly in stages
However the official who has real authority over the matter, the Mayor Tri Rismaharini, said closing down Dolly could not be realistically done any time soon, but at some indeterminate point in the future. suarasurabaya