Indonesia's polluted river clean-up shows slow progress

A year passed since the government launched the clean-up programme, but an action plan was put in place only recently.

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    A clean-up of one of the world's most polluted rivers is taking longer than expected.

    Every day, about 20,000 tonnes of waste and 340,000 tonnes of wastewater are dumped in the Chittarum in Indonesia.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Bandung, in West Java, on why it's such a tough job.


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