Indonesia: calls to protect Java from cement

Indonesia: calls to protect Java from cement
Published: 23 June 2016


Environmental experts have advised cement plants be moved outside Java to prevent worsening ecological damage to the densely populated island. Senior adviser to the environment and forestry minister, Suryo Adi Wibowo, said that the cement industry is just one of the business sectors in Java that should be closed to foreign investors in order to protect the environment.

He added that cement plant activities hamper the agricultural sector as they deprive farmers of land due to ecological damage.