Pastika Seeks World Standards for Bali Environment Rules
Governor I Made Mangku Pastika has told Bali’s district administrations they should use international-quality standards in an effort to maintain the cleanliness and environmental quality in Bali.
He said this week that cleanliness and garbage disposal had become a key problem for Bali because tourists were now starting to complain.
“This is a challenge for the provincial government of Bali and district towns in Bali, to be able to consistently maintain the cleanliness and environmental quality,” Pastika said.
“It means we should really consistent.”
Klungkung regency’s capital, Semarapura, has just won the Adipura award as the cleanest small town in Indonesia award for the sixth year running.
The award was presented to Regent Wayan Candra by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at a ceremony at the State Palace in Jakarta last week.
Semarapura has won the award every year since 2005.
But this week Pastika said it was not enough just to take pride in the Adipura achievement.
Environmental quality was failing throughout the island, he said.Filed under: Headlines