Jakarta imposes sanctions on two firms for polluting environment

Internal Affairs

The Jakarta Provincial Environment Office imposed sanctions on two bulk loading and unloading service companies in Marunda, North Jakarta, for polluting the environment.

“Given the sanctions, we hope environmental pollution in Maruda can be handled, and environmental management there will improve,” Chief of the Jakarta Provincial Environment Office Asep Kuswanto noted in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The two companies, identified by their initials as PT HSD and PT PBI, are subject to administrative sanctions that necessitate them to conduct an environmental pollution control program, he remarked.

The Jakarta environment office imposed administrative sanctions on the two companies, as they did not conduct environment management efforts and thereby caused pollution.

The sanctions are contained in Decisions of the Jakarta Provincial Environment Office Chief No. 13 of 2022 on the imposition of administrative sanction on PT HSD and No. 14 of 2022 on the imposition of administrative sanction on PT PBI.

“We will supervise the implementation of various improvement recommendations contained in the decisions every 14 days,” he stated.

If the companies ignore the improvement recommendations, the Jakarta provincial government may freeze and revoke their environmental permits, he remarked.

Source: Antara News