BANDUNG - The Government of West Java Province is very open to anyone who will provide input related to effective and efficient waste management. As stated by Deputy Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum, in the commemoration of World Habitat Day and World National City Day 2019, at Istora Jatiluhur Resort, Purwakarta Regency, Thursday (10/31).
"We, the West Java Provincial Government, are ready to receive input or innovations from the community, tell us, if it is good, we will make a program for handling waste in West Java," he said.
According to the Deputy Governor, West Java Provincial Government of West Java will involve clerics or clerics in handling the garbage problem which is still a problem in the community.
"Waste management also needs conscience, people need to be touched by their faith and piety through religious language. God willing, they will be comfortable in carrying out what is expected to be clean from rubbish," he said.
Deputy Governor stated, Kyai has a congregation or students which is certainly not small, with instructions given by the kyai both in the mosque and in the madrasa, is expected to accelerate the handling of waste problems.
"The rubbish problem at this time does not only occur in big cities, but has reached remote areas as a result of population growth and settlements to industry, therefore the role of ulama is needed," he said.
Meanwhile, the peak of commemoration of World Habitat Day and National World City Day 2019 with the theme 'Future Generation of Waste Care Generation' was inaugurated by the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) of the Republic of Indonesia Basuki Hadimuljono.
Basuki said, the Ministry of PUPR had the task to handle the waste problem so that in five years it would focus on prioritizing waste management. (Parno)