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Indonesia - Japan Work Together to Process Wastes Into Electricity.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan recently held a third meeting of Indonesian and Japanese cooperation in processing the wastes into electricity. This time, the meeting aimed to accelerate the program implementation.

Luhut told Japanese Deputy Minister of Environment Arata Takebe how Indonesia along this time has not been paid enough attention to the problems of wastes.

'Waste problems have long been a less concern for Indonesia. But last year the president ordered the acceleration of the waste treatment process. Personally, I am very involved in solving the problems because 80% of wastes from the land have been polluting the sea,' he said at Pullman Hotel, Central Jakarta on Monday (8/6).

To accelerate the solving of waste problems in Indonesia, the government involves Japan. The country is considered experienced in processing the wastes.

'We hope that the cooperation with Japan can speed up the process, we work fast. What the Japanese companies need to enter Indonesia, we will be happy to help fulfill the needs,' he said.

'We are glad that Japan will work on wastes in Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, and Bali. Many other cities can be immediately joining too,' Luhut added.

In order to accelerate the waste processing program to produce electrical energy, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has issued the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 35 of 2018.

'We have just issued Presidential Regulation No. 35/2018 concerning the processing of the wastes. Under the presidential regulation, 12 cities are established as a model in handling the wastes,' the minister said.

Also present at the meeting was Deputy for Infrastructure of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Ridwan Djamaluddin, who accompanied Luhut.

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Publication:The President Post (Jakarta, Indonesia)
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Date:Aug 31, 2018
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