The Mangrove Conservation Forest area in Pemogan, South Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, will be developed. This mangrove forest is prepared as a location to be visited by the leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) delegation in 2022.
President Jokowi said this area would be proof that Indonesia has a firm commitment to handling climate change. This is related to efforts to restore mangrove forests, rehabilitate mangrove forests, restore peat forests, and restore critical lands in Indonesia.
“I think that’s what we want to show concretely, in real terms, on the ground. We will invite all 20 heads of state to come here,” said the President during a visit to the Mangrove Conservation Forest in Bali on Thursday (2/12/2021). Meanwhile, Director-General of Watershed Control and Protected Forests, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Dyah Murtiningsih said mangrove rehabilitation is a collaboration between various parties.
His party has also invited experts to discuss plans for the development of a mangrove nursery in the Mangrove Conservation Forest, Bali. “We are optimistic, confident because together with other ministries we will also build together so that in October we will be ready to receive visits from G20 members,” he explained.
Previously, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono said Indonesia wanted to show its ability to lead the mission to save the earth through the development and rescue of mangroves to the world. Therefore, the Ministry of PUPR together with KLHK completed the Mangrove Conservation Forest with the concept of the bigger the better.
“We are ready to work on 10 hectares. If there are 100 hectares, we are also ready to develop, so the bigger the better, we show the world that Indonesia has and can develop mangroves well,” he explained.
photo by: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev