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    Overcome Citarum's Waste, West Java Provincial Government Receives World Bank Assistance


    BANDUNG CITY- The Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) of West Java has received funding of 100 million US dollars or around Rp 1.4 trillion from the World Bank to resolve the garbage problem in the Citarum River which is in the world spotlight.

    "We get funds from the World Bank of Rp 1.4 trillion. In this one week, we have to present to the Central Government and the World Bank, for IDR 1.4 trillion for anything, "said West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil after holding a leadership meeting in Gedung Sate, Bandung, Monday (06/10/2019) )

    According to Emil, Ridwan Kamil's familiar statement, he will coordinate with the City / Regency Government which is passed by the Citarum River. The coordination, he said, was carried out to streamline the aid funds in completing the Citarum river waste.

    Emil added, the funds will be used for education, preparing regional infrastructure, the location of garbage selection, and preparing technology related to waste, including waste recycling facilities into fuel.

    "It's good to add garbage trucks, fix waste management, regulate waste recycling zones, etc.," he said.

    Related to the plastic waste recycling facility into fuel, Emil said that his party was looking for a strategic location. As for the technology model, it is still under discussion. He also ensured that the West Java Provincial Government was very open with various technologies.

    "Any technology can be used, the important thing is to solve the garbage problem," he said.

    The condition of the Citarum River is indeed a world concern. Therefore, the World Bank is willing to spend funds to overcome them. The issue of the Citarum river itself has also become a concern of the Central Government.

    The progress of the Citarum arrangement, said Emil, was quite good. Moreover, since the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) became one of the elements in technical problems. Even now, there are no more settlements along the Citarum River.

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