Saturday, January 15, 2011
Pursuit of Status Green Bali Province
DENPASAR - Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said Bali should become the first province in Indonesia with the status as a province of green or green province.
In 2013 all activities of government and society must already meet those standards. "This is a challenge for all residents of Bali," he said when opening the Workshop Bali Green in the Office of the Governor of Bali Province yesterday. According to Pastika, Bali has an initial capital of at least being chosen as a pilot project developing eco-friendly tourism or green tourism from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) earlier this year.
It at least has strengthened capital of Bali as a tourist destination environmentally friendly. Another challenge, said Pastika, which makes Bali as an island by promoting organic agriculture. If agriculture can be developed, people will not be crowded, bustling city to scramble to move to work in the tourism sector to ensure a balance between urban and rural life. Pastika said the government had allocated funds through the budget of Rp1 billion to make the island of Bali as organic.