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    West Java Provincial Government Enforces Environmental Law Seriously

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    BANDUNG-West Java Provincial Government continues to be committed in maintaining the natural environment, not only to the stage of preserving alone. Furthermore, the commitment is made in the form of law enforcement for the nature environmentally destructive both individuals and a business institution in order to deterrent effect.

    Not giving up after losing in court, as in the case of environments destruction involving one of the major companies in the area of Rancaekek, Bandung Regency. To realize the environmental law enforcement more based on justice and deterrent effect, the West Java provincial government continues endeavor in creating a beautiful environment that can be passed to offspring in the future.

    "The efforts of West Java province in improving Citarum river through Citarum Bestari (Clean, Healthy and Beautiful, and Sustainable), forming Enforcement Integrated Environmental Law Task Force (PHLT), as well as the establishment of Environmental Law SAMSAT, " said West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) in the event of End Year Discussion titled "How the direction of environmental law enforcement in West Java?" which was held in West Hall of Gedung Sate, Jl. Diponegoro No. 22, Bandung, Tuesday (22/11/2016).

    The first program, in an effort to improve the environment in the Citarum embodied in Clean, Healthy and Beautiful, and Sustainable Citarum program or well-known as Citarum Bestari through culture or change culture. This program is rolling since 2014 ago and with the involvement of  existing society elements in villages of Citarum river bank or Eco Village (environment cultured village), as well as industries that utilize Citarum as waste disposal location.

    Through this program, the provincial government encourages the various parties involved, especially the people and enterprises around the Citarum in order to keep the 5 No Citarum Movement: Do not cut down a tree, Do not dispose of animal waste, Do not dispose household waste, Do not littering, Do not discard industry waste to river, and encourage companies to use the Waste Water Treatment Plant (Ipal) well.

    In this discussion, Aher said that from 377 companies with medium and large scale that exist around the Citarum River, only 5 (five) companies using their Ipal well, so that the waste generated is not discharged into the river directly.

    "There are 377 industries, newly-used Ipal very few among those who perform treatment liquid as waste or industrial waste by using Ipal correctly, so when discharged into the river, the water is clean again, it means that there is very rarely right," said Aher after opening the discussion held by the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) Gedung Sate Working Group.

    "This should be monitored by us all, how are we to bring a shared commitment, so that all parties particularly industries and also including households, markets, and others committed to not throw anything into the river, so the river water value is the same from the upper - middle - to downstream "continued Aher in the presence of media members were present.

    Second commitment, namely the establishment of the PHLT Task Force. PHLT has a very important and strategic role in enforcing environmental law more firmly, consistently, and not indiscriminately. This task force is expected can improve the integration and control of the environment that was initially only be done by the provincial government. However, this time involving all elements, namely: police, military, and prosecutors, so as to immediately solve all the environmental problems that exist.

    This Task Force was formed based on a mutual agreement between the Chief Prosecutor of West Java and West Java Regional Police, established by West Java Governor Decree No. 188.44 / Kep.1836-Hukham / 2014 dated December 31, 2014.
    West Java PHLT Task Force, consisting of: (1) The task force review the data / information and licensing, (2)The task force of environment law enforcement, and (3) The task force enforcement of corruption and money laundering relating to the environment. In addition, the Task Force also involves Military Command III / Siliwangi have the resources to participate and support the activities to control pollution and / or environmental damage in West Java.

    The third commitment, namely the establishment of Environmental Law Samsat of Citarum Bestari. In particular, SAMSAT will do the duty through culture approach, which is expected to bring a commitment to stop dumping waste into the Citarum. Units involves local teams, including the West Java Provincial Government, District / City Government passed by Citarum River, police, military, judiciary, Central River Region (BBWS) of Citarum, and PTPN and Perhutani.

    "We have already formulated, identified as the issue is very clear. And then there are steps along the sides of course, I also asked the Ministry of LHK to be a part of this samsat, not only the regional team," said Aher.

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