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City prepares measures to manage trashed dumped under toll road

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 29, 2019   /   06:35 pm
City prepares measures to manage trashed dumped under toll road Trash is seen scattered underneath the Wiyoto Wiyono toll road in Papanggo subdistrict, North Jakarta, on Jan, 17. (Kompas.com/Ardito Ramadhan D)

The North Jakarta administration has set up several dumping sites in vacant spaces under the Wiyoto Wiyono toll road in North Jakarta to prevent piles of trash being dumped arbitrarily underneath the toll road.

North Jakarta deputy mayor Ali Maulana Hakim said the administration had prepared several points for people to dump their trash underneath the toll road between Tanjung Priok and Penjaringan.

“What has been happening is there are no designated dumping sites so people [dump their trash] along the empty toll road and it is difficult to remove,” he said on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.

Ali said the dump sites were strategically located in each subdstrict passed by the toll road.

Moreover, the North Jakarta Environment Agency has been assigned to regularly remove the trash and has also urged people not to litter.

The administration will also ask the toll road’s management and land owner PT. Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada to provide trash management facilities underneath the road.

New reports earlier this year detailed the accumulation of trash underneath the toll road in Papanggo subdistrict, where a major cleanup had taken place a year before. North Jakarta officials had removed more than 1,600 tons of waste from the area last April.