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Jakarta looks to new partnership for solutions to air pollution

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, September 27, 2020   /  04:52 pm
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Thick smog blankets high rise buildings in Jakarta's business district of Jl. Sudirman on Oct. 9, 2019.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

With traffic, coal-fired power plants and ongoing construction projects continuing to pollute Jakarta’s air, the city administration is seeking new solutions to improve air quality through a recently launched partnership. Air quality experts from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) recently studied the concentration of PM2.5, fine particulate matter that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers, in air samples taken from three locations across Jakarta – Gelora Bung Karno sports complex, Kebon Jeruk and Lubang Buaya. The study aimed to determine more accurately the sources of air pollution in Jakarta. The study was conducted as part of a new partnership between the Jakarta administration, New York-based charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies and global health organization Vital Strategies to enhance the availability and use of air quality data, formulate po...