The Jakarta Post
Only one-third of residential houses in Cilincing fishing community in North Jakarta are equipped with sanitary toilets, a study revealed on Tuesday.
The study by Atma Jaya University’s research center for community development found that only 225 or 37.5 % of 600 houses in Cilincing were equipped with sanitation facilities, with the majority of residents in the area relying on public toilets and open spaces.
“There are residents who use open spaces such as rivers and gutters for defecation,” said the research center head Clara Ajisukmo as quoted by Antara news agency.
Clara said that human waste could be seen around the houses.
According to the study, Cilincing is not the only place in Jakarta which has bad sanitation. In other areas such as Jatinegara in East Jakarta and Penjaringan in North Jakarta, people were found to still use open spaces for defecation. (roi)