East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Government had received concurrent policy from the central government to jointly manage the super-priority tourism destination area of Komodo National Park in West Manggarai. Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Head of East Nusa Tenggara Wayan Darmawa in his statement received by Antara on Sunday (June28) explained the concurrent policy means that Komodo National Park management is shared among central, provincial, and regency governments. Wayan Darmawa said this is a positive move and support from central government in East Nusa Tenggara tourism management.
Wayan Darmawa said, concurrent policy is a special move because it is not received by any other provinces of Indonesia, where regional government is involved in managing a national park. He appreciated this policy and hoped that with management involvement, benefits for the region will increase.
Previously, East Nusa Tenggara Provincial government urged Environment and Forestry Ministry to immediately handover management of Komodo National Park to provincial government. East Nusa Tenggara Public Relation Bureau Head Marius A Jelamu explained full Komodo National Park management handover to provincial government will enable them to increase monitoring and to prevent incidents that can harm national parks which previously had ever been occurred.
Jelamu said incidents such as the fire on Gili Lawa hill, komodo food theft, video clip shooting in national park area, and komodo theft, show that until now the monitoring at Komodo National Park is not conducted maximally.