President Asked to Intervene to Help save Meratus Mountains

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, was questioned to action in to help save the Meratus Mountains which are now in a damaged affliction and have induced flooding in most regions of South Kalimantan Province. This ask for was conveyed by the Regency Govt and the persons of Hulu Sungai Tengah, as nicely as environmental organizations that have been combating for the rescue of the Meratus Mountains, acknowledged as the Savemeratus motion.

This movement, which has acquired a lot assistance from the group, is against the expansion of permits for extractive industries these types of as mining and oil palm plantations as very well as unlawful logging practices in the Meratus Mountains area.

“We ask for the guidance of the central federal government for publish-flood restoration and catastrophe mitigation packages in the future, because it needs superior fees and are not able to only be performed by the nearby governing administration. Ensure Pak Jokowi’s assistance for Savemeratus mainly because this is an region prone to landslides and operate-ups that lead to flash floods and is a catch. water and resources of biodiversity, “mentioned Berry Nahdian Furqan, who just finished his tenure as Deputy Regent of Hulu Sungai Tengah, Tuesday (16/2).

An environmental activist in Hulu Sungai Tengah, Sumiati, 65, also conveyed a equivalent message.

“The president should see firsthand the affliction of the forest destruction in the Meratus Mountains and the affect of the destruction brought on by the flash floods yesterday. The president need to intervene for the recovery and rescue of meratus,” reported Sumiati, who is also the former Village Head (Pembakal) of Pantai Mangkiling Village (Datar Ajab Village).

Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency has been the worst hit space by flash floods and landslides some time back. Floods were recorded in 92 villages in 10 sub-districts and one of the worst-hit parts was Hantakan District, most of which have been devastated by flash floods.

Previously, the environmental organization Walhi urged a in depth protection plan for the important parts of the Meratus mountains in South Kalimantan.

“Not only the Hulu Sungai Tengah, but the Meratus Mountains want in depth safety from the threat of destruction, primarily the entry of mining and plantation sector permits,” claimed the Executive Director of South Kalimantan Walhi, Kisworo Dwi Cahyono, Wednesday (17/2).

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Walhi has just gained a lawsuit up to the PK amount towards the Ministry of Electrical power and Mineral Sources in excess of the issuance of a SK for the allow to raise the manufacturing of the PKP2B mining company PT MCM, which section of the concession location is in the karst meratus mountainous spot of ​​Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency. Walhi also famous that South Kalimantan is in a spatial emergency status and is in risk of an ecological disaster mainly because 33 percent of the space has been controlled by mining permits and 17 percent of oil palm plantations.

President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, tomorrow Thursday (18/2) is scheduled to inaugurate the Tapin dam in Pipitak Jaya Village, Tapin Regency and take a look at people of victims of flash floods in Hantakan District, Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency. (OL-3)