As for the environment we live in, of course, everyone will choose the cleanest city in Indonesia to live in. It's just that, without realizing it, bad habits of disposing of garbage or vehicle smoke pollution, also affect the place of residence to become the dirtiest city in Indonesia.
It's really a shame, if our homes are among the dirtiest cities in Indonesia. Eitss.. but, don't give up easily! Many cities in the world that were originally dirty or slums, can be transformed and turned into clean and beautiful cities because of their tenacious inhabitants.
Here are some of the dirtiest cities in Indonesia and the cleanest cities in Indonesia that you may not have known. Check out the following list!
5 dirtiest cities in Indonesia, especially in terms of air pollution
Actually, no city wants to be given the title of the dirtiest city in Indonesia. However, the facts prove from research from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the cities below are among the dirty and far from the city's cleanliness standards.
1. Medan City, North Sumatra
Do you live in Medan city? Wow, then you are a citizen of the dirtiest city in Indonesia. This is because, according to research by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Medan is at the top of the list in terms of a very large amount of waste.
Unfortunately, the city of Medan has not been able to manage the accumulated waste properly. Thus, during the rainy season, the city of Medan often experiences flooding due to clogged sewers.
2. City of Bandar Lampung, Lampung
Furthermore, the dirtiest city in Indonesia is Bandar Lampung, in Lampung Province. Not without reason, Bandar Lampung is considered not to meet the hygiene standards set by the government. The reason is, air pollution in Bandar Lampung is quite high.
This is due to vehicle exhaust emissions in Bandar Lampung as a dense city with traffic jams. Plus, the potential for air pollution from industrial factory smoke pollution in Bandar Lampung.
3. Manado City, North Sulawesi
Even though it is categorized as a big city, Manado is one of the dirtiest cities in Indonesia. According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the city of Manado is still unable to manage waste properly. For example, on the side of the road at the Teling Adventist Hospital, there was a smell and a lot of garbage piled up.
In addition, if the garbage is allowed to build up, it can endanger the health of the surrounding community. Population growth and economic development must be followed by effective waste management.
4. Sorong City, Papua
Sorong is one of the dirtiest cities in Indonesia because of its high air pollution. Because, it is known that most garbage dumps are in open locations. When the garbage is burned the smoke billows everywhere. Causes, pollution and air pollution that is harmful if inhaled by human respiration.
Not to mention, there are many factories or industries that produce black smoke, which is soaring, polluting the sky of Sorong city.
5. Kupang City, East Nusa Tenggara
Furthermore, the next dirtiest city in Indonesia is the city of Kupang. The reason is that the government and its staff are still not able to manage waste effectively. Every day at least 250 tons of waste goes to the TPA (Final Disposal Site), but the cleaning service has not been able to optimally manage waste.
5 cleanest cities in Indonesia
From the dirtiest city in Indonesia, now we move on to the cleanest city in Indonesia. Here are some of them:
1. Semarang City, Central Java
The capital city of Central Java, the city of Semarang is one of the cleanest cities in Indonesia. In the 2020-2022 period, the city of Semarang won the achievement as the cleanest tourist city in ASEAN according to the ASEAN Clean Tourist City.
In the city, many people create parks and beautiful surroundings. For example, Kampung Pelangi is a new tourist destination in the city of Semarang.
2. City of Surabaya, East Java
It is not surprising that the capital city of East Java, Surabaya, is the cleanest city in Indonesia. Because, under the cold hands of the mayor, Tri Rismaharini, Surabaya has changed from being slum and hot, to a cool and beautiful city full of flowers.
In fact, the city of Surabaya had won the title of "The Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements (SCHSA)" version of the United Nations (UN).
3. Makassar City, South Sulawesi
Makassar is the cleanest city in Indonesia thanks to innovations in the field of good waste management. Not surprisingly, the city of Makassar got an achievement as a Clean Land in the 4th ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City Award event.
4. Malang City, East Java
According to the Non-Government Organization (NGO), Malang is one of the cleanest cities in Indonesia. The proof is, in 2016, the city of Malang managed to win the title of The Clean Cities Air Partnership Program (CCAP) because of its clean air quality.
5. City of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
In 2019, the city of Balikpapan won the achievement of being the cleanest city in Indonesia as well as the cleanest city second in ASEAN. The government and the community support each other to keep the city clean.
This includes a road cleaning program, market cleanliness, and support for RT/RW environmental cleanliness.
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