BANDUNG CITY- West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) is committed to achieving Nirwasita Tantra Award in 2020, a central government award to regional heads who have leadership in the environmental field.
The Tantra Nirwasita assessment is based on the Compilation of Regional Environmental Management Performance Information Documents (DIKPLHD), which are documents of conditions, problems, and policies or programs implemented by the regions in carrying out environmental management in their area.
"Our target, the results of this FGD can reach the highest environmental award for the province, namely Nirwasita Tantra Award," said Head of West Java Environment Agency Bambang Rianto in the DIKPLHD Focus Group Discussion, at the Office of the Environment Office in West Java, Jalan Kawaluyaan, Bandung City, Thursday (05/2/19).
According to Bambang, since it was first held in 2016, West Java was ranked second nationally. But in 2018, West Java must be satisfied to be the first hopeful champion.
"West Java has received the award in 2016, becoming second place. But after that I have never won again, even last year the winner was only one hope, "he said.
West Java Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa who opened the FGD reported on the strategic steps that the West Java Provincial Government continues to do in the field of environment, such as tree planting and solving the problem of replacing abandoned forest land since 1976.
"Tree planting has gone well, followed by the completion of forest replacement which has been a problem since 1976," said Iwa.
Iwa also mentioned the matter of garbage. According to him, the problem of waste is the responsibility of the district / city government. But considering the district government and the municipal government are considered not able to handle it, the West Java Provincial Government took over through the Luna Project, processing municipal waste into coal substitute fuel.
"Districts / cities are not able to provide landfills (TPA). So the West Java Provincial Government is advancing with waste management projects using RDF (Refuse-Derived Fuel) technology, "he concluded. (*)