Wed, 06 Aug 2003

Residents reject planned dump-site

BOGOR: Bogor administration will reject the planned dump-site for the capital's trash in Bonjong village if the site damages the environment, or the regency is not compensated by Jakarta, an official says.

Head of the regency's spatial and environmental agency, Adrian Ariakusumah, said that if that is the case, the Memory of Understanding (MoU) agreement between his administration and PT Wira Gulfindo Sarana (WGS) will be revoked.

"PT WGS has already analyzed the environmental impact and will implement German ballpress technology," Adrian claimed on Monday, adding that an estimated 1500 m2 garbage from Bogor was expected to be dumped there everyday.

Meanwhile the deputy chairman of the regency council's Commission D for development affairs, Endang Sutisna, admitted that the board had recommended the city administration develop Bojong as a dump-site two years ago.

He claimed the people living around the dump-site agreed with the plan.

"I wonder why they suddenly fight against it (the plan)", said Sutisna. -- JP