Jakarta expects Bantargebang landfill system spotlighted at G20 Summit

Jakarta expects Bantargebang landfill system spotlighted at G20 Summit

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta authority expects the Bantargebang Integrated Waste Management Site, managed with an environmentally friendly system to reduce carbon emissions, to be highlighted during the G20 Summit in Bali next November.

“We hope (the Bantargebang Integrated Waste Management Site) could be (a matter of pride for) Jakarta to flaunt during the G20,” Jakarta Environment Office Head Asep Kuswanto stated here, Wednesday.

Kuswanto said that showcasing the integrated waste management site, which is one of the government’s measures to address environmental issues in Indonesia, will be consistent with the G20 agenda on carbon emission reduction and climate change.

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The Bantargebang Integrated Waste Management Site, located in Bekasi, West Java, was opened in 1985 and received up to 7,500 tons of waste daily from the capital city, the provincial agency head noted.

Kuswanto remarked that the Merah Putih Waste Energy Power Plant — a collaboration project between the Jakarta authority and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) — had been established at the landfill.

The 700-kilowatt capacity power plant utilizes the thermal process technology that could destroy waste quickly while still being environmentally friendly, as electricity is produced during the process, he stated.

A Refuse Derived Fuel (RPD) Plant is currently under development at the landfill site, he said, adding that products created at the RPD Plant can become an alternative fuel.

Earlier, Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian, and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen visited the Bantargebang Integrated Waste Management Site on Tuesday (September 6), Kuswanto stated.

As Denmark is one of the countries, with the most advanced waste management system, he expects the country to cooperate and invest in Indonesia in the waste management sector.

“We hope cooperation would be forged between the Indonesian and Danish governments, and we hope Denmark could assist Jakarta in the waste management sector,” the office head remarked.

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