Jakarta gets awards for being clean, green city
Ivany Atina Arbi
The Jakarta Post
The governor and two municipalities of the capital, namely Central Jakarta and South Jakarta, have won awards from the Environment and Forestry Ministry for being among the cleanest and greenest cities nationwide.
Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat was bestowed with the prestigious Nirwasita Tantra award, which is only given to three regional leaders across the country every year.
“The Jakarta governor through his orders such as establishing Child-Friendly Integrated Public Spaces [RPTRA] and organizing riverbanks has improved the city’s environment. This has earned him the Nirwasita Tantra award,” Jakarta Environment Agency head Isnawa Adji told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
Isnawa added that his agency would work harder to build on the city’s achievements next year. He said he was intensifying the work of the agency’s so-called orange troops to clean the city of garbage.
The 2017 Nirwasita Tantra award also went to the regional heads of East Java and West Sumatra, who received the award for efforts to improve the environment in their respective regions.
Central Jakarta and South Jakarta won this year’s Adipura award for green and clean cities. Last year, only Central Jakarta received the environmental award.
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