Heru Budi Comments on Jakarta's Bad Air Quality
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Acting Governor Heru Budi Hartono did not comment much when asked about his response to the air quality in the capital which has been categorized as unhealthy in recent days.
“Ask those who drive cars,” Heru Budi said when met at BNI City Station on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
Based on the official website of IQ Air, Jakarta's air quality index (AQI) recorded on Sunday, May 28, was at 156. On Monday at 10:00 a.m., the figure rose to 161 with the concentration of PM2.5 15 times above the World Health Organization's annual air quality guideline value.
Consequently, the level of pollution in Jakarta is in the unhealthy category. Air quality can be said good or normal when the AQI value is between 0 to 50.
With the bad air quality, Jakarta ranks fifth on the list of Indonesian cities with the worst pollution.
Previously, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner Bondan Andriyanu explained that the source of Jakarta's air pollution comes from transportation or emissions from motorized vehicle emission and non-vehicle emission.
“This means it is important to control air pollutant sources holistically, both from moving and immovable sources," Bondan told Tempo on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Bondan also reminded the air pollution lawsuit that had been won by residents. The Jakarta Provincial Government was urged to carry out the court's ruling.
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