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Jokowi backs plan for total rehabilitation of Citarum River

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, December 30 2017 | 12:17 am

PREMIUM In August, 22-year-old Gary Bencheghib and his brother, 20-year-old Sam, hopped into canoes made of plastic bottles and bamboo, starting their expedition along the Citarum River in West Java.

The French brothers spent a total of two weeks cruising the 270-kilometer river — the longest in the province — to find shocking visual evidence of the polluted Citarum.

They found plenty o...