Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – A number of civil servants in DKI Jakarta are conducting trials of working from home or work from home (WFH) to reduce worsening air pollution. This policy is expected to have an effect on improving air quality in Jakarta, as well as reducing the adverse effects of exposure to air pollution.
So, how is the condition of air quality after ASN has worked from home for the past 5 days?
Based on breathidn’s Instagram post, Jakarta’s air quality today, Friday (25/8/2023) or the fifth day of the implementation of WFH ASN has not shown significant improvement.
Based on the updated data until 15.00 WIB today, the level of air pollution is still red or classified as ‘unhealthy’ with PM 2.5 pollutant levels around 58 times higher than the WHO threshold. Where this figure is also the highest in the last 5 days after the implementation of WFH.
Nafasidn detailed, on Monday (21/8/2023) PM 2.5 pollutant levels were around 44 times higher than the threshold set by WHO, Tuesday (22/8/2023) PM 2.5 pollutant levels were around 53 times higher above the WHO threshold.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday (23/8/2023) the PM 2.5 pollutant level decreased slightly, namely around 49 times higher than the threshold set by WHO, and on Thursday (24/8/2023) it fell again to 47. However, today this pollutant level has increased drastically to 58 times the threshold set by WHO.
Photo: Air Quality (Instagram/@nafasidn)
Air Quality (Instagram/@nafasidn)
Then what’s the solution?
The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta plans to issue vehicle emission test tickets starting September 1, 2023. This is done as one of the efforts to deal with air pollution in the capital city.
Head of DKI Jakarta Provincial Environmental Service Asep Kuswanto said that starting September 2023 until the next three months, his party will carry out emission test ticket raids. “We will carry out emission test raids in collaboration with Polda Metro Jaya, TNI Military Police (POM), and Civil Service Police Unit (Satpol PP),” Asep said in a discussion at the West Merdeka Forum 9 (FMB 9) entitled “Air Pollution Handling”. which was held online, last Thursday (24/8/2023).
Apart from that, Pemprov DKI will also impose the highest parking rates at 11 parking locations belonging to the Pemprov. “So for parking lots, we will charge the highest parking rate. That already applies, which is usually Rp. 5,000 per hour, plus those that do not pass the emission test can reach Rp. 7,500 per hour,” he explained.
Asep said that his party never stops urging the public to always check air quality through the JAKI application, the official website of the Environment and Forestry Service (LHK) and the website bmkg.go.id.
This step as an effort to raise the problem of air pollution is also a shared responsibility, not only handed over to local governments. “We hope, for example, that people can reduce the emissions they produce by using public transportation, not burning garbage. Then routinely test their vehicle’s emissions and use environmentally friendly fuels. And what is no less important is protecting yourself by wearing a mask,” he said.
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