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    Aher Encourages City / Regency Investment in Waste and Clean Water Treatment


    BANDUNG-In the theory of cleanliness of the environment and the application of clean and healthy lifestyle patterns in individuals and families can affect up to 75% of our health. Meanwhile, hospitals, medicines, doctors, pharmacies and so forth are included in the category of health services, the effect to maintain our maximum health status is only 20%.

    This was revealed by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) in his speech at the awards ceremony and the signing of a memorandum of understanding on waste processing and regional drinking water supply, in West Hall Gedung Sate Bandung, Wednesday (06/09/2017).

    "Well, to keep the 20% from us, in the sense of health services, then let's keep our healthy environment with the clean and healthy life we do in our daily lives," says Aher.

    Aher revealed, when the waste is handled properly, it will reduce health costs very much. So it is with clean water, which if handled properly can reduce the cost of health that is very high as well.

    He emphasized that garbage and clean water issues should be a joint record, especially the regency / municipality government because according to the waste law, waste is the obligatory duty of regency / municipality and the affairs of choice for the province. For that Aher appealed that the regional leaders of West Java can start investing in the waste processing sector, so the budget health costs can be cut because the community is healthier.

    "I remind you as many Regents and Mayors are coming now, do not let the category 'sunnah' more busy than those who have the category 'mandatory'," said Aher.

    "Do not hesitate to invest in waste processing, because as much as any investment, this will affect the budget savings, because eventually the health costs will be lower because our environment is healthy and well maintained, well managed waste, including clean water," he explained.

    In addition, Aher also said that the spread of clean water in West Java has reached 71%, continues to increase from the year 2008 ago that only 55%. Aher wants the distribution of clean water to be increased in order to boost the acquisition and utilization of clean water access for the community.

    In order to support all these matters, West Java Provincial Government signed the Adendum Paper of Agreement of Working Agreement on Nambo Regional Final Processing and Processing Service (TPPAS) for Bogor Regency, Bogor City and Depok City. This addendum text is intended to provide optimal service in good waste management and meet environmental management and protection requirements.

    Also signed a draft agreement with the Directorate General of Water Resources of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, and the Directorate General of Human Settlements of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing on the Implementation of Regional Water Supply System Metropolitan Cirebon Raya (Jatigede) and Regional Metropolitan Bandung Raya, which on essentially a proof that the Government of West Java Province is committed to improving public services, especially those related to basic services.

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