TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil mentioned eight regencies or cities in the Citarum River basin area (DAS) will receive financial assistance from the World Bank at Rp1.4 trillion. The West Java administration decided to use the fund to deal with waste in the province’s longest river.
“Trash management in Citarum river has been set in accordance to the garbage volume streaming to Citarum river,” said Ridwan in his press release, Tuesday, June 25.
According to him, Metro Bandung–Bandung City, Bandung District, West Bandung District, and Cimahi City–is the largest producer of trash in the river.
“Apparently, 80 percent of trash in Citarum comes from Metro Bandung,” said Ridwan during a meeting concerning domestic waste management in Citarum DAS along with Regents of Bekasi, Karawang, Cianjur, Purwakarta, West Bandung, and Bandung and Mayors of Cimahi City and Bandung City at Gedung Sate, Monday, June 24.
While the rest 20 percent of trash produced by Purwakarta Regency, Cianjur Regency, Karawang Regency, and Bekasi Regency.
Therefore, the financial aid would be allocated for each region in its proportion to the issue. Metro Bandung, he added, would earn the highest at Rp300 billion.
Ridwan Kamil then expressed optimism the 300-kilometer river would be clean from the trash within the next five years with the help of the fund and commitment in tackling Citarum waste.