JAKARTA - Only 39 percent of the
people in the Indonesian cities have access to clean
water through a pipeline system, a senior government
This has happened because the
government had limited funds for the development of
water facilities, said Budiman Arief, the director
general of city and village management of the ministry
of settlement and regional infrastructures.
"Clean water [facilities have] not yet reached
all the people in cities especially those living in
slums and fishermen's residential areas," he said.
The Indonesian government has allocated
Rp250 billion (US$28.6 million) this year for the
development of clean water facilities in 1,100 villages in
the country, which were expected to be able to serve up
to a million people.