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Japan Environment Quarterly (JEQ)
Volume 17 | March 2017

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Voice of MOE Family in the World

Toward Japan's Contribution to Indonesia


Genichiro Tsukada

JICA Environmental Policy Advisor, Directorate General of Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Substances Management, Ministry of Environmental and Forestry Indonesia (KLHK)

Bantar Gebang Landfill Site in Bekasi City

The amount of solid waste generation has increased rapidly along with economic growth and population increase in Indonesia, and existing landfill sites are approaching their capacities while securing new sites is getting difficult. Eradication of inappropriate solid waste management such as illegal dumping is also a big challenge in this country. Therefore, improvement of solid waste management and promotion of 3Rs are vital, based on the Act of Solid Waste Management which was inaugurated in 2008.

Under such circumstances, acceleration of development of solid waste incineration facilities has been discussed by national government's initiative in recent years. Since Japan has sufficient experiences and environmentally-friendly technology in this field and can contribute to improvement of solid waste management in Indonesia, I have focused on this theme in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia, JICA, MOE Japan and Japanese enterprises.

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