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Jakarta Post

Love your city, love your Ciliwung

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 23 2009   /  01:38 pm

The Jakarta Environment Management Board (BPLHD) said Saturday it would hold regular campaigns to discourage Jakartans from dumping trash into the Ciliwung River. "We will continuously hold events to raise public awareness of the negative effects of polluting the river. We hope that by 2012, the city residents will no longer throw their garbage into the river," said Peni Susanti, the head of the board during a campaign to promote a cleaner Ciliwung River in Lenteng Agung subdistrict, South Jakarta. Many city residents throw their trash into the Ciliwung River and other rivers in the city. According to the administration, 600 tons of trash is dumped into these rivers daily. Ridwan Panjaitan, head of BPLHD law enforcement, said his agency had held two campaigns to stop river-dumping in three South Jakarta subdistricts: Srengseng Sawah, Lenteng Agung and Tanjung Barat. "...