BOGOR – As a company specialized in forestry and plantation, Korindo Group continues to give contribution in environmental sustainability. This is the main cornerstone that drives the company in building city forest in the area of Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, Bogor, West Java on Saturday (30/11).
This time, Korindo Group through Korindo Foundation and Bogor Regency Government held the Green Collaboration Program to build the city forest on a land of two hectares, located in the eastern side of Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, Bogor, West Java.
The groundbreaking of the city forest was marked by the planting of tree seedlings which was performed by the Regent of Bogor, Ade Yasin, Senior Vice President of Korindo Group, Robert Seung, General Secretary of Korindo Foundation, Yi Sun Hyeong, Deputy Ambassador of South Korea to Indonesia, Jeon Joyoung, and a number of officials from other regions in Bogor.
“On this occasion, we are collaborating with Bogor Regional Government, with aim to build a city forest on approximately 2-hectare land, next to Pakansari Stadium. Despite being a small forest, we hope later on, this place will function as a city lung in Bogor Regency. In the future, we hope to build other city forests in Bogor or other regions in Indonesia in a sustainable way,” said Robert Seung in his speech.
Moreover, Robert Seung, who also serves as the Head of Korindo Foundation, explained that in last 2008, the President of Indonesia has set 28th November as “Indonesia Tree Planting Day” and the month of December as the “National Planting Month”.
Therefore, the building of this city forest is a perfect moment to encourage the greening spirit on the National Planting Month. This is also a real support from Korindo Foundation towards the government’s program in an effort to preserve the environment in Indonesia.
He also added by saying that the President of Indonesia in 2009 launched ‘One Man One Tree’, one person to plant one tree. With that spirit, Korindo Foundation also felt excited for being a part of the Green Collaboration held today (30/11).
In the building of this city forest, Eucalyptus deglupta was chosen as the type of plant to be planted in the area. This is a plant with characteristics of fast-growing and easy maintenance, so it is suitable for city forest vegetation in Pakansari.
“Around 2,000 tree seedlings we are planting today are for the sake of Bogor Regency and our earth’s future sustainability. Let’s make it successful together!” Robert Seung said.
In this green collaboration program, Korindo Foundation will not only do the planting in the early stage, but Korindo will also be directly involved in the monitoring and maintenance process of the city forest in the next several years. This is the first step of various greening programs and environmentally-friendly aspects in Bogor Regency area.