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Jakarta Post

Administrative issues still loom over ITF operation

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27 2019   /  01:10 am

Almost six months after its groundbreaking in December, the operation of Jakarta’s first waste-to-energy plant, called the intermediate treatment facility (ITF), in Sunter, North Jakarta, is still dogged by administrative difficulties.Currently, the Jakarta administration is proposing the revision of Bylaw No. 3/2013 on waste management, which will regulate the waste management service fee (BLPS), or “tipping fee”, that the city administration must pay to the operator.“God willing, the [bylaw] revision will accelerate the development of other ITFs, so that the target to build at least four ITFs in Jakarta can be realized,” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan told reporters after a plenary meeting at the City Council on Tuesday.According to the 2012 to 2023 master plan for garbage management in Jakarta, the city must develop four waste-to-energy plants in Sunter — the first locati...