BANDUNG-Maritime Coordination Minister Luhut B Panjaitan said that in 2019 the central government prepares a budget of Rp 605 billion, which will be given to a number of programs.
"The budget has been approved by the center, amounting to Rp. 605 billion. The question of the program is asking the governor, but this is the first budget, next year it can increase if successful," he said while attending the Citarum Expo in Sabilulungan Soreang Building, Bandung, West Java. .
He asserted, regardless of the amount of the budget provided, it would not succeed if there was no cohesiveness in carrying out the program for Citarum Harum. So he stressed that the cohesiveness in implementing the program must work in coordination with Dansatgas Citarum, namely the Governor.
Meanwhile West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said that the budget in the next two weeks will be disbursed so that it can work immediately.
"Most will be used for the task force, especially for the TNI in cleaning Citarum. There is also to buy floating garbage scrapers from Pindad," he explained.
While Public Housing Public Work Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said, Citarum dredging is always done, but once every two years there is always sedimentation, so that the disbursed budget does not make an impression.
"So the president asked that efforts for Citarum be carried out comprehensively involving all parties, not on their own," he stressed. Jo