Jakarta to apply zero waste management system prior to Asian Games

Jakarta - Deputy Government of Jakarta, Sandiaga Uno, has said that the Jakarta administration is applying a zero waste management system in preparations for the Asian Games 2018.

Uno presented several modern cleaning equipment, decorated with the logo of Asian Games, to the environmental affairs office in East Jakarta, here, on Thursday.

"Today, we hand over several assets officially. This is part of our preparations for the implementation of the Asian Games and our preparation for zero waste management," he stated.

The Jakarta provincial administration will provide the equipment to five municipalities, namely Central, South, North, West and East Jakarta, and Seribu Island District.

Jakarta produces some seven thousand tons of wastes daily. Waste management is a huge responsibility of the capital city, according to him.

He urged the Jakartans to change their mindset regarding waste disposal and treatment and move toward zero waste management.

Jakarta and the South Sumatran provincial capital of Palembang will co-host the 18th Asian Games from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018.

The largest sport event in Asia will be participated in by thousands of athletes from 45 Asian nations.

Source: Antara News

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