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INDONESIA SEEKS TO IMPROVE SANITATION AS URBAN POPULATION GROWS

futuregov.asia, 20 August 2014

 

More than half of Indonesia’s population does not have access to sanitation facilities, but this is set to change: the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs has committed to provide access to 100% of the population by 2019.

 

FutureGov spoke to Syarif Puradimadja, Co-Team Manager, Urban Sanitation Development Programme, Directorate General of Regional Development, to find out how his team is dealing with sanitation problems and - in particular - persuading local government to commit increased funding.

 

It is increasingly important to deal with a lack of access to sanitation as the country rapidly urbanises, Puradimadja noted. “Our high annual rate of urbanisation of 5.89% is a challenge because it puts more pressure on improving the liveability standard.” Yet this contrasts with only a 2% improvement rate for access to sanitation over the past few years. Read more....