Environment Ministry Rebuts Air Pollution Data in Jakarta

Translator

Editor

28 July 2018 17:16 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar rebutted the data issued by the US-based air quality observer Air Visual which saying Jakarta as the second polluted city in the world. She then questioned its measurement method.

According to Siti, the tools and method used in measuring the air quality were debatable. “In my opinion, the data is not right,” she said in the presidential palace complex, Jakarta, Friday, July 27.

Siti said she had ordered her staffers many times to summon NGOs or institutes saying the air quality in Jakarta was bad for a confirmation.

The Democratic Party politician said based on the air quality monitoring system installed in the area of Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, the air quality in the capital was worsened no longer than 20 days throughout 2017.

“If it says that the air quality in Jakarta is low and unhealthy, I think it’s odd because we must know what method it is used to measure it,” she said.

Earlier on July 24, Jakarta was ranked the second of world’s polluted city by Air Visual. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of the capital reached 182 which was 12 points below the most polluted city, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Greenpeace Indonesia shared the data through its Twitter account @GreenpeaceID. 

AHMAD FAIZ IBNU SANI



Jakarta's Plan to Purchase 21 EVs for Officials Draws Controversy

31 hari lalu

Jakarta's Plan to Purchase 21 EVs for Officials Draws Controversy

The plan voiced by Jakarta provincial government to purchase 21 electric vehicles or EVs for the city officials in 2023 has drawn controversy.


Coal Dust Poses Health Hazard for North Jakarta's Residential Flat

25 November 2022

Coal Dust Poses Health Hazard for North Jakarta's Residential Flat

The coal dust pollution marring North Jakarta's Marunda flats has yet to subside and continues to present health hazards.


Bidding Farewell to Marine Plastic Pollution: A Toxic Tale of Love and Hate

18 Oktober 2022

Bidding Farewell to Marine Plastic Pollution: A Toxic Tale of Love and Hate

Not one square mile of surface ocean anywhere on earth is free of plastic pollution.


Transportation Ministry to Free License for Electric Motorcycle

6 Oktober 2022

Transportation Ministry to Free License for Electric Motorcycle

The Transportation Ministry supports the government's plan to achieve the goal of having two million electric motorcycles by 2025.


India's New Delhi Gears Up to Tackle Air Pollution Ahead of Winter

1 Oktober 2022

India's New Delhi Gears Up to Tackle Air Pollution Ahead of Winter

The Indian capital of New Delhi will enforce a 15-step action plan to curb pollution ahead of the arrival of winter


The World Is Making the Mekong Its Dump

23 September 2022

The World Is Making the Mekong Its Dump

Mounting marine pollution is choking the world's oceans and rivers, especially in Southeast Asia - and it'll only get worse unless something changes.


Jakarta Pledges to Reduce Hazardous Air Pollution Particles by 41%

19 September 2022

Jakarta Pledges to Reduce Hazardous Air Pollution Particles by 41%

The Jakarta Provincial Government is targeting to reduce 41 percent of harmful pollutant PM2.5 from the city's air by 2030.


Insomniac Birds in City Might Have Trouble Remembering Songs Due to Pollution

17 Agustus 2022

Insomniac Birds in City Might Have Trouble Remembering Songs Due to Pollution

Birds use vocalizations for recognition, mate attraction, and resource defense, and that sleep disturbance will likely affect birds' vocal performance


Fixing Jakarta's Commuter Pollution Problem

13 Agustus 2022

Fixing Jakarta's Commuter Pollution Problem

Jakarta is well known for its smog. With over 10 million people, health costs due to air pollution were estimated at Rp38.5 billion in 2010.


There's No Safe Level of Air Pollution

12 Agustus 2022

There's No Safe Level of Air Pollution

It might seem reasonable to think air pollution is only a problem when the sky is thick with brown smog.