Waste-contaminated water from nearby river flooded the farming area during rainy days.
The government is expected to study and investigate the cause of mangrove's death in Ambon Bay.
The environmentally damaging activities was first reported in 2021.
130 Tons of Rubbish Removed from Jambe River in 'Marathon' Cleanup
TheIndonesia.id - A “marathon cleanup” successfully removed up to 130 tons of rubbish from Jambe River in Bekasi regency, West Java province.
The regency’s environment office revealed that the three-day effort sought to restore Jambe by cleaning the tons of rubbish along the river.
“From that activity, we can see the river is now free from mounting rubbish on its surface and banks. Now, the river is cleaned,” acting head of the environment office Rahmat Atong said on Wednesday, September 14, as reported by Antara.
According to him, the cleanup and rubbish removal were done along the river flow in South Tambun and North Tambun subdistricts to prevent flood as the country braces to welcome rainy season.
Atong also called for members of the public to collectively keep the river clean.
“Now that it’s cleaned, I ask [people] not to pollute the river with litters. Let’s restore the river to its real state,” he said.
According to the environment office, more than 130 tons of rubbish were collected from the rivers during the marathon cleanup which also involved other agencies, including the water resource office.