President Jokowi Praises S. Kalimantan Province for Final Disposal Management
Date 8 Februari 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed his appreciation for the good final disposal management in the metropolitan area of Banjarbakula (Banjarmasin, Banjarbaru, Banjar, Baritokuala, and Tanahlaut) in South Kalimantan Province.
“This final disposal site management is good. However, several cities may be more suitable with incinerators as waste-to-energy power plants or another system to tackle waste problem,” President Jokowi said after the inauguration of Banjarbakula landfill in Cempaka, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan Province, Friday (7/2).
According to the President, combining waste management for five districts and cities through the Banjarbakula landfill is worth an appreciation since it is far from residential areas and enables South Kalimantan Provincial Government to easily handle waste.
For the record, the landfill covers an area of 15 hectares and is expected to operate for the next 8 years. For that reason, it is necessary to limit the waste to 100 tons each region per day.
South Kalimantan Provincial Government has also announced it will launch a campaign educate the people to manage waste independently.
Well-organized management landfill management, the President added, will make the cities and the districts cleaner and lead to more proper waste management so that the “clean culture” can be implemented in all cities and districts across the country.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also pointed out that waste management has been implemented in several cities, including in the resort island of Bali and in East Kalimantan province, yet South Kalimantan province has conducted it better by accommodating waste from five districts and cities.
On waste-to-energy system, the President noted that several cities and regencies in Indonesia, including Denpasar, Surabaya, Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, Makassar, Palembang, and Tangerang, are making preparation for it.
The President further said that based on the COP21 Climate Conference, the Indonesia Government has reduced fossil fuel use and begun distributing B20 fuel and B30 fuel, or fuel with 20% and 30% of biofuel. (HIM / EN).
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas