Rancaekek Industrial Area Polluting Environment

Friday, 19 May 2017 , 11:00:00 WIB -

Flood is seen happening near Kahatexâs factory, Bandung, West Java, Saturday (22/4).

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The Rancaekek Industrial Area is under scrutiny for polluting the environment and even producing hazardous waste. The area accommodates textile and garment industries, among others.

West Java Chamber of Industry and Commerce (KADIN) Chairman Agung Suryamal admits that the area has been neglecting the environment. Thereore, he urges factories in the area to start adopting eco-friendly principles in their operation and comply with existing regulations.

"Be careful, don’t let yourself get legally charged for failing to understand the laws and regulations," Agung said, in a seminar on reorganizing industries in Rancaekek, Bandung, Wednesday (17/5).

Agung, who will run for West Java governor, said the Rancaekek Industrial Area is also under scrutiny for causing severe traffic jams.

He explained that the floods caused by the area is causing long queues of vehicles and fixing the issue requires commitment from all parties.

"Kadin is always ready to facilitate stakeholders in the region. Building eco-friendly and sustainable industrial parks should not merely be a slogan. It must be executed in the field," Agung said, in a release sent to gres.news.

Meanwhile, West Java Industry and Trade Office head Hening Widiatmoko said the government is drafting a regulation on industries in West Java, which is targeted to be completed and enacted late 2017.

"The regulation will be our answer to the problems, which are happening because the required regulations don’t exist yet," he said. (rm)