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    West Java Cooperates with Korea to Handle Citarum


    BANDUNG-To address the problem of river pollution in Citarum due to industrial waste, West Java Provincial Government through the Environmental Management Agency (BPLHD) and Department of Human Settlements and Housing (Diskimrum) West Java Province established cooperative relationships with government agencies of the Ministry of Environment in Korea, named Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI).

    It was revealed that the KEITI offered assistance in dealing with industrial wastewater in Rancaekek region, Selokan Jeruk, and Majalaya, Bandung regency, through the waste water treatment system and construction of power plants with a capacity of 30-50 MW (Sola-Cell, Fuel-Cell, Bio gas).

    The meeting between KEITI and Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar, Regional Assistant Public Welfare Ahmad Hadadi, Head of BPLHD West Java Anang Sudarna, head of the West Java Diskimrum Bambang Riyanto, as well as representatives of Bandung District took place in Gedung Sate Bandung, Monday (30/11).

    Deddy said that it is very appreciate of Korea's bid, and ready to follow up the further handling plan. According to Deddy, it can solves the problem of industrial waste in Citarum pollution, in addition to pollution problems due to garbage, waste society (feces), to sedimentation.

    Deddy instructed BPLHD and Diskimrum in order to intensify coordination with the local government, in this case the Government of Bandung Regency, West Bandung regency, and Sumedang.

    “We should to learn from the masters in order to success, and Korea has experienced to overcome the same problem," said Deddy.

    "I am very grateful for the offer of Korea, we hope that the fishes can live in Citarum," he continued.


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