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Thousand Islands residents reclaim land using waste 

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Jakarta | Thu, November 9, 2017 | 02:29 pm
Thousand Islands residents reclaim land using waste  Waste pollutes the waters of Panggang Island in Thousand Islands regency. (Warta Kota/Junianto Hamonangan)

Residents of Thousand Islands regency have reclaimed land using waste and sand and built homes on it, an official said on Thursday. 

Reclamation attempts on several islands has been going on for years and had been the subject of research, he said. 

"Reclamation can be clearly seen on Panggang Island," Thousand Islands Regent Irmansyah said as quoted by

Irmansyah said such reclamation attempts were dangerous and needed to be stopped. 

The regency has formed a team to gather data on unofficially reclaimed land before acting to curb it, he said. (cal)

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