Indonesia to increase special budget to stimulate land covering

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Indonesia will increase special budget to further stimulate land covering as a part of the country' s action to protect environment and biodiversity, a minister said in Jakarta on Friday.

"One of my ministry's programs is called "Toward Green Indonesia", in which the government provides reward in form of increasing special budget for regions that managed to increase their land covering," said Environment Minister Gusti Muhamamad Hatta in his opening speech of the National Workshop of Biodiversity.

He said that the government has vast interest to keep the country's biodiversity as it becomes the source of people's life supporter.

According to Gusti, Indonesia should be grateful as it has mega biodiversity with Kalimantan Island contains the biggest tree population in the world.

He said that if one of habitats ruins, it will decrease the number of animal and tree population.

"We know that inter dependence between animal and tree is very strong," he said.

Following the remarks, the minister signed an epigraph on biodiversity protection.

The signing is a mark to kick-off a real action on biodiversity conservation through a program call the National Park of Biodiversity.

Source: Xinhua


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