Indonesia Invites 80 World Ministers to Discuss Water and Sanitation
Date: May 13, 2022
Josaphat said the three crises were closely related to people's access to air and sanitation and the need for investment to ensure that access could be achieved. This is because nearly 90 percent of climate disasters are water-related, including floods, droughts and deteriorating water quality. In Indonesia alone, he continued, during 2007-2019, air-related disasters caused many fatalities, as well as causing economic losses of an average of US$2–3 billion annually.
This was stated by the Director of Housing and Settlements of the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas Tri Dewi Virgiyanti.
Tri Dewi explained, in recent years, Indonesia has made great progress in increasing access to drinking water and sanitation with 80.29 percent of the community being served proper sanitation and 7.25 percent of safely managed sanitation until the end of 2021. Meanwhile, water has reached 90 percent.
21 percent access is feasible with 11.9 percent of which is safe. "SMM 2022 is a momentum to push commitments to fulfill access to safe drinking water and sanitation, sometimes sharing opportunities for Indonesia's success and sustainable efforts with other countries,".
QMS 2022 will be a platform for political leaders around the world to strategize, commit, collaborate, and prioritize water and sanitation investments. It is hoped that this will support the implementation of the sustainable goal of providing access to safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation for all.
Source link: https://money.kompas.com/read/2022/05/12/164528526/indonesia-undang-80-menteri-dunia-untuk-bahas-air-dan-sanitasi