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40% of residents live with poor sanitation

thejakartapost.com, 15 December 2014

 

Almost 40 percent of the Indonesian population has yet to have access to proper, healthy sanitation facilities, even though the central government has been spending an average of Rp 2.5 trillion (US$200 million) annually in the sector.

 

The chairman of the Implementation of Residential Sanitation Development Acceleration Unit (PPSP), Erwin Mustika, said that in 2014 the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target was to achieve 62 percent development of sanitation facilities, but only 60 percent was reached.

 

“The biggest challenge in developing proper sanitation facilities is land acquisition. People should have cooperated for their own interests,” Erwin said in Palembang recently. Read more....