Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019
According to Greenpeace Indonesia, Jakarta capital city had ‘good’ air quality for only 34 days in a year, while on 196 days unhealthy conditions prevailed and the remaining days saw moderate air quality.
Bondan Ariyanu, the campaign person of environmental organization Greenpeace Indonesia stated that data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry recorded the air quality at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium area.
The data was in sync with the Greenpeace Indonesia’s analysis result in 2017 which showed that ‘green day’ or pollution-free air condition was recorded on 29 days. The rest of the 238 days saw moderate air quality.
Ariyanu said that during that year the air was polluted for 92 days.
The number of days recorded as having unhealthy air quality doubled in 2018. It reached 247 days with very unhealthy air conditions on 177 days.
The Greenpeace Indonesia urged the Jakarta administration to give importance and attention to the problem concerning air pollution and give a responsive reaction to tackle it.