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Jakarta Post

Environmental woes may get worse in 2020: Activists

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 11 2020   /  01:19 am

With the persistent problems of air pollution, waste, lack of zoning plans for coastal areas, as well as massive flooding that hit the capital city at the beginning of this year, Jakarta is in the mid of an ecological crisis that will only get worse if stakeholders do little to improve the environment, a group of environmentalists has warned.A restoration campaigner for the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), Rehwinda Naibaho, raised concerns that with the current trend, Jakarta may face a worsening environmental crisis in 2020.“We project that people in Jakarta will still have to deal with pollution,” Rehwinda said in a discussion on Wednesday.She pointed out that water pollution remained a persistent problem in the city, citing data from Jakarta Environment Agency that found rivers and lakes in the city were consistently polluted. The data in 2017 s...