The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry conducted a working visit with a group of ASEAN representatives to Surabaya City, East Java as the pilot city and the highest award recipient in the field of environmental management, Adipura Kencana. In one of the series of events, the Working Dinner and Discussion on Policies on Environment and Forestry in Surabaya, recently, Secretary General of ASEAN, H. E Dato Lim Jock Hoi in his speech expressed his appreciation for the steps taken by Indonesian government in managing the environment and forestry. He conveyed his admiration for Indonesia's commitment to safeguard the environment through the implementation of a real-time mitigation technology system.
"... I'm very much heartened, by visiting BMKG and the law enforcement center. It is the last great of Indonesia's strong commitment and great achievement in the many aspects of environmental protection and conservation. Such as forest fire prevention and mitigation, disaster preparedness and combating illegal wildlife in particular support systems enable streaking of illegal activities on the ground, real-time monitoring of environmental issues" Secretary general said
According to Dato Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN countries are blessed with extraordinary natural resources, such as marine resources, flora-fauna, water and food. He added that these natural resources often get complex pressure so that cooperation among ASEAN countries is needed to jointly protect their natural wealth for the welfare of the ASEAN community. (VOI-Rifai)