KLHK Inaugurates Waste Management Facilities for Citarum Watershed

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Jakarta (Greeners) – Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) inaugurates integrated waste management facilities in six district/city of Citarum watershed areas as part of the Clean Citarum program. The facility spent more than Rp12 billion (US$852,396).

“There are at least five directorate generals at the ministry of environment and forestry tasked to speed up implementation and sustainability of Citarum watershed restoration. One of the implementations is to hand over waste management facilities in six districts/cities of Citarum watershed which we inaugurate today,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya at Jelekong village of Bandung district, West Java, on Monday (15/04/2019).

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The integrated waste management facilities comprise of Recycling Center in Bandung district, Bandung city and Cimahi city with the capacity of ten tons per day, composting with the capacity of 10-30 tons per day, Central Waste Bank with the capacity of one ton per day, in six districts/cities, — Bandung district, Bandung city, Cimahi city, Subang district, Karawang district, and Bekasi city –.

The ministry also hands over 60 sorting bins and 35 units of three-wheels waste motorcycles for the six areas.

“All facility supports given by the government to six districts/cities in Citarum watershed is aimed to improve waste management capacity and stimulants for local governments. We need to encourage for waste management with the paradigm and concept of waste reduction based on 3R, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” said Minister Siti. “Hence, public participation and regional waste management capacity in Citarum watershed can be improved also to reduce the burden on landfills.”

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To support the facilities, the ministry had allocated Rp12 billion (US$852,396).

Meanwhile, Novrizal Tahar, director of waste management at the ministry, said that all the funds have already being distributed.

So, the funding of Rp12 billion was planned in 2018 and already implemented at the inaugural of the waste management in six districts/cities. It is expected that this waste management built for public to use it correctly and will not litter Citarum watershed anymore, and change their wastes in to something valuable through the recycling center,” said Tahar via telephone, on Tuesday (16/04/2019).

Director general of waste and toxic and hazardous waste at the ministry, Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, signed an MoU and working agreement of integrated waste management with six districts/cities on 3 August 2018 at Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta.

The MoU and agreement were aimed to support Clean Citarum program and part of the implementation of Presidential Regulation issued in 2018 about Acceleration of Citarum Watershed Pollution Control and Damage.

Reports by Dewi Purningsih

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