Video Duration 03 minutes 13 seconds

Indonesia troops deployed to clean one of world’s dirtiest rivers

Thousands of soldiers are being deployed in an ambitious project to make the water of the Citarum in Indonesia drinkable in the next seven years.

One of the world’s dirtiest rivers is being cleaned up. Thousands of soldiers are being deployed in an ambitious project to make the water of the Citarum in Indonesia drinkable in the next seven years.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Citarum on how factories are still using it as a dump for chemical waste.