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    Demiz Launches Community-Based Sanitation in Banjaran

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    BANDUNG REGENCY-Health is one of the determinants of the quality of people's lives. West Java Provincial Government together with the Central Government, and with the help of various institutions continue to improve the health of the community, one of them through Community-Based Sanitation Program (Sanimas).

    To support the effort, West Java Vice Governor Deddy Mizwar (Demiz) inaugurated the program in Kaca Kaca Dua Neighborhood 02 Hamlet 03, Pasirmulya Village, Banjaran Subdistrict, Bandung Regency, Friday morning (17/11/17). According to Demiz, sanitation is one of the determinants of public health status, so that in 2015-2016 West Java Provincial Government poured budget of Rp 611 billion for sanitation program.

    "This (sanitation budget) is the largest of all provinces in Indonesia," said Demiz in his speech at the inauguration ceremony.

    "So, really this health is one of the programs that is highly regarded by the Central Government and Provincial Government, because if it is not healthy how we can work, how children can go to school How important is the health status of this society," he continued.

    The budget has been successful in assisting sanitation programs in villages across 18 districts throughout West Java. In addition, the central government and the Islamic development bank (IDB) have disbursed Rp 56 billion and Rp 26 billion for sanitation programs.

    "We hope that this will improve the health of the community, so if we have this (Sanimas), we will be well-nurtured, so that our children will grow up healthy, high, "Demiz said in front of hundreds of communities of Kampung Kaca Kaca Dua in the inauguration ceremony of Sanimas.

    Sanimas is not only providing toilet wash facilities (MCK), but equipped with piping Waste Treatment Installation (Ipal). Head of Department of Settlement and Housing of West Java Province Bambang Rianto explained that the waste water from MCK is channeled through pipes into Ipal, so that after processing in Ipal the remaining waste water that flowed into the river was clean with bioda or pollution level below 30 milligrams per liter .

    "So, this pipeline network with the communal Ipal processing is Ipal Kompak, Ipal is the latest finding from the Ministry of Public Works (PU), which is better because it provides nine compartment (filter layer) bacterial home from modified mineral bottles," explains Bambang after the inauguration ceremony of Sanimas.

    "And the last (layer) there is an activated carbon compartment from the charcoal, which we apply that way, so we see the effluence (the final result of the Ipal process) is good, clean and qualified," he added.

    It needs a joint effort in realizing decent, healthy, and qualified sanitation. For that, the sanitation program launched by the Government is currently oriented towards self-help or needs community involvement in its implementation.

    This Sanimas program was also welcomed by the community of Pasirmulya Village. Pasirmulya Village Head Rukma Supriyadi said that before this Sanimas program, the people in their village, especially in Kampung Kaca Kaca Dua, do the activity of defecating in the river or done in any place.

    "However, after the assistance from the West Java Provincial Government, there is Sanimas program, the community can now defecate in their homes," said Rukma in his speech at the inauguration ceremony Sanimas

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