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Jakarta Post

City to improve air quality ahead of planned lawsuit

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 14 2019   /  01:30 am

The Jakarta administration has claimed that work is under way to improve air quality in the capital amid an impending civil lawsuit.Some 57 people from various backgrounds are set to file a lawsuit against the President, the environment and forestry minister and the governors of Jakarta, Banten and West Java provinces at the Central Jakarta District Court on June 18.Grouped under the Capital Advocacy Team and represented by the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), the complainants aim to turn the issue of air quality into a legal matter, arguing that their health has been affected by poor air quality while the government and local administrations have made no significant progress in addressing the problem.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said recently that the administration welcomed any lawsuit as a sign of protest.He claimed that the city administration had taken measures to impro...