Some 1,800 trees, mostly comprised of fast-growing Monkey-pod tree (trembesi/ Pithecellobium saman), have been planted in the vicinity of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The plantings, according to Kompas.com, are part of an overall planting program targeting 3,000 trees as part of the “greening” of Bali’s airport.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the general manager of PT Angkasa Pura I at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, Purwanto, said, “Angkasa Pura is committed to make a contribution in protecting the natural environment.” The trees, according to planners, will make the airport greener and play a valuable role in absorbing carbon emissions.
The planting ceremony that was held on May 8, also included participation by members of the armed forces from the military, police, civil servants, students and members of the surrounding community. The date of the planting coincided with the 56th anniversary of Kodam IX/Udayana Military Command.
The Commanded of Kodam IX/Udayana Military Command, Major General Wisnu Bawa Tenaya welcomed the greening program being carried out at Bali’s airport.
Wisnu said that Ngurah Rai Airport represents the welcome gate of Bali and the rest of Indonesia.
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