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Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s investigators sealed illegal landfills which have been operating at least 30 years in Bogor district of West Java.
Recent demonstration over election results on May 22 which led to mass riots in Jakarta had resulted to public facilities damages and a total of 110 tons of waste in MH Thamrin road and its surrounding areas.
During mudik 2019, Ministry of Health will focus on health services for drivers, especially those driving more than four hours. In addition, the ministry will also open health consultation for bus companies to push work safety and security attitude.
Approaching Eid Al-Fitr 2019, Ministry of Health and its agencies set up 6,047 health facilities on mudik (public exodus) routes on seven days before and seven days after the holidays.
Indonesian Institute for Sciences or LIPI and relevant ministries will map out hotspots of animal-borne diseases or zoonoses in Indonesia.
During Ramadhan Month and ahead of Idul Fitri, Indonesia’s Food and Drug Agency or BPOM, reminds public on illegal food products as the agency had confiscated at least 170,000 products from 796 distribution facilities.
Following President Joko Widodo visit to East Kalimantan, one of the candidates as new capital city of Indonesia, Minister of National Development Planning/National Planning Agency, Bambang Brodjonegoro, said not to worry about massive deforestation in the island as the planning will be based on green city concept.
On May 10, United Nations for Environment or UNEP in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed on the amendment of Basel Convention to request plastic waste exporter to have consents from recipient countries.
With bad management of plastic waste import, Ministry of Environment and Forestry urges Ministry of Trade to revise its ministerial regulation issued in 2016 on import regulation on non-toxic and hazardous waste.
Following President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo announcement to move Indonesia’s capital city, DKI Jakarta, to other region, assessments for the plan have been going on and important phases will be implemented before 2024.
Amid massive illegal wildlife trading, Ministry of Environment and Forestry reveals that some of priority endangered animals have increase their population.
Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Affairs sank more foreign vessels in three locations, — seven Vietnamese vessels in Natuna, three Malaysian vessels in Belawan and three Vietnamese vessels in Pontianak –.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry encourages multi-business development for non-timber forest products and environmental service as the new backbone of Indonesia’s economy.