Indonesia launches clean water, sanitation campaign

JAKARTA – In synchrony with the United Nations’ Year of Sanitation, Indonesia is launching a campaign to improve its population’s access to clean water and sanitation, IRIN reports. According to the World Bank, 220 million Indonesians currently live without adequate services.

Launched in August, The National Strategy for Community-Based Total Sanitation plans to provide 10,000 villages access by 2012. I Nyoman Kandun, the Health Ministry’s director-general of communicable disease control, explains the progress already made: “Last year we started a pilot project in 500 villages and so far the campaign has already reached 3,000 villages,” he says.

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Source: IRIN

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