Bali government carries out coral reef rehabilitation program

01 March, 2013 | Source: Antara News

The Bali provincial administration conducted a coral reef rehabilitation program to ensure the sustainability of marine habitat.



The coral reef rehabilitation program was conducted because 20,8 percent of the existing 7.200-hectare coral reefs in Bali were in damage condition, a spokesman of the Bali provincial administration I Ketut Teneng said here on Thursday.

He said that the rehabilitation work of coral reefs has involved the coastal communities in the area, and the local government has also provided stimulus funds.

Each coastal village which is concerned about the preservation of the marine environment will receive assistance amounting Rp50 million from the local government.

The preservation of coral reefs and underwater habitats is necessary to protect dozens of species of ornamental fish. It is also an important attraction for tourists who want to enjoy the underwater panorama.

Ketut added that the preservation of the underwater world is expected to have a positive impact on the local communities who mostly earn their living as fishermen.

Some of local fishermen, whoever, have changed their job to be tour guides to bring tourists to enjoy the underwater panorama, said Ketut.

 

Indonesian imports rose 17.65 percent to US$13.36 billion in March from US$8.89 billion in February this year, the Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS) said here on Monday.
Indonesia, along with states without nuclear weapons, are working together to promote the establishment of a convention to ban the use of nuclear weapons, an official said here on Monday.
Indonesias tourism brand "Wonderful Indonesia" won "The Best Exhibitor 2017" title at the worlds biggest tourism exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has planned to focus on three programs to spread economic growth more evenly in the country.
Women Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise said that Indonesia is one of the countries which upholds gender equality.
G20 countries should contribute to creating a more secure, stable, and prosperous world, according to Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu