BANDUNG CITY- The Regional Government (Pemda) of West Java Province (West Java) continues to work to overcome environmental problems, especially critical land in the North Bandung Region (KBU).
Because the critical land in a number of KBU points is considered as a cause of flooding in a number of areas in the Bandung Basin.
For this reason, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said that his party had discussed efforts to restore KBU together with related agencies and regional governments, one of which was forming the Bandung Basin Authority Agency.
"We compiled the Bandung Basin Authority Agency, now being formed. That's where KBU's arrangements will have a firm team," Ridwan Kamil said when met at Gedung Sate in Bandung on Thursday (5/12/19).
In addition, Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil - said he would involve the Citarum Harum Task Force because the KBU was under the Citarum Watershed.
Emil also stated that law enforcement at KBU, which has been felt to be less than optimal, will be implemented more decisively by the Citarum Harum Task Force.
"KBU will also be part of the children of the Citarum watershed, so later in the law enforcement the TNI will also be involved as part of the Citarum Harum program," Emil said.
Latest, added Emil, the West Java Provincial Government will launch a program of planting 25 million productive trees in West Java starting in early January 2020, including on KBU critical land.
However, specifically for KBU, the program will be conducted early, namely on Monday 9 December 2019 by planting 6,000 trees in the points that are considered to be the cause of flash floods.
"So we have launched a program of 25 million tree planting in January 2020. But starting Monday (9/12) six thousand productive trees will be planted first at KBU," Emil said.
"Monday it will be planted first on critical lands or in an area that used to be suspected of being a source of flooding in Cicaheum," he concluded.