Indonesia Needs $5.9 Billion USD to Improve Sanitation, Clean Water Access: Health Minister

13 Sep 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Indonesia, JAKARTA

Indonesia will need $5.9 billion USD in funding through 2020 to build water and sanitation infrastructure and improve access in the country, Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi has said. Nearly half of Indonesians live without sanitation, the Jakarta Globe quoted Mboi as saying on September 11. Mboi’s remarks came during her opening speech at the Third East Asia Ministerial Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene in Jakarta. About 55 percent of Indonesians do not have access to sanitation, while 43 percent do not have access to clean water, the minister revealed. There are a total of 109 million people without either of these basic services, she added...

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