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Jakarta Post

Developers vow to provide green management in ITF Sunter amid concerns from activists

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 23, 2020   /  03:11 pm
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A worker installs a banner ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony for intermediate treatment facility (ITF) Sunter in North Jakarta on Dec. 20, 2018. (Tempo/ M Julnis Firmansyah)

The developers of Jakarta’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerator in Sunter, North Jakarta have claimed that the facility will apply environmentally sound technology amid concerns from activists over possible health hazards. Once completed, the incinerators would burn garbage and produce electricity amid efforts for the city administration to sort persistent waste issues and decrease reliance on Jakarta’s sole final disposal site in Bantar Gebang, in neighboring satellite city Bekasi, West Java. The plan has long been under scrutiny by environmentalists, who have warned of possible health hazards, including toxic fumes released by the facility. City-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) and Finnish energy company Fortum formed joint venture PT Jakarta Solusi Lestari (JSL) to carry out the construction and operation of the WTE incinerator called the intermedi...