Preventing Pollution Through Tree Planting in Citarum River Basin

TRIBUNJAKARTA.COM, JAKARTA – Realizing that the preservation of the Citarum River, which is the longest and largest river in West Java, is the responsibility of all people living in West Java.

In the year 2018 the presidential regulation of the Republic of Indonesia (PERPRES) No. 15 year 2018 about accelerating pollution control and destruction of Citarum River basin.

Since it was proclaimed in 2018, the Citarum Harum program was implemented by involving the academic school of higher education.

One of the ways to preserve the Citarum River is to overcome the erosion of the Citarum river basin by reforestation in the form of tree planting.

Planting trees not only serves to reforestation but also to absorb water, resist erosion and beneficial to prevent flooding.

Erosion can bring mud sedimentation that will cause the flow of rivers that exist in the children of Citarum River.

Realizing the very meaning of planting trees in Citarum WATERSHED, in early November 2019, University of MERCU Buana through the activities of community devotion in Sukamulya Hamlet, Anggadita Village, Klari subdistrict, Karawang Timur has given seeds of mahogany trees To the commandant of Sector 18. Inf. Utoh.

In his speech, Kol. Inf. Utoh states that the Citarum WATERSHED in Anggadita village environment still needs approximately 3,000 trees to be planted along the Citarum BASIN to withstand erosion.

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Furthermore, he asserted that education to foster a clean culture should start early.

A thorough understanding of the importance of environmental hygiene will greatly help the preservation of the Citarum River.

Meanwhile, the head of the Center for community service in Mercu Buana University, Dr Inge Hutagalung said that the University of Mercu Buana since 2018 has actively assisted the Government in implementing the Citarum Harum program by conducting various Activities for community-related waste, organic and non organic.

“It is hoped that through activities are intended to grow a clean culture and public awareness in an effort to maintain the ecosystem and hygiene of the Citarum River environment,” said Inge in his description, Wednesday (6/11/2019).

The provision of mahogany seedlings for Citarum WATERSHED in Anggadita village, Klari subdistrict, Karawang Timur, also attended Lurah Desa Anggadita, the head of the Citarum Harum 2019 Program from UPI Bandung, and representatives of the Ministry of Higher Education and culture of the Republic of Indonesia.

This article has aired on Tribunjakarta.com with the title of pollution management through tree planting in Citarum River basin, https://jakarta.tribunnews.com/2019/11/06/penanggulangan-pencemaran-melalui-penanaman-pohon-di-daerah-aliran-sungai-citarum.

Editor: Muhammad Zulfikar

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