Cement factories told to go green

Cement factories told to go green
Published: 16 December 2005

Cement producers PT Semen Cibinong and PT Indocement Tbk were ordered to undergo environmental audits and to construct green areas in a bid to minimise the adverse impacts of pollution resulting from their operations.  
 
Member of Bogor Council’s Commission D on environment, Darwin, explained that the two factories were located in residential areas; Klapa Nunggal and Citeureup districts, respectively.  
 
"I hope by establishing green areas around the factories, the environment will be safe ... the effects will be seen after 10 or 15 years. I hope other companies will follow them by protecting the environment too," he said on Thursday.  
 
Darwin, a proponent of environmental causes, also urged the Bogor administration to draw a regulation requiring all such industrial plants to set up green areas as "compensation" for the pollution they create.  
 
"These things can also be considered part of the companies’ community development programs," he added.