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Jum'at, 27 April 2018



The Inauguration of Batur Geopark Museum

BANGLI – The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Sudirman Said inaugurated the Batur Geopark Museum in Bali. Batur Geopark is the first Global Geopark in Indonesia admitted by Global Geopark Networks (GGN) or now called as UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) and called as UNESCO Global Geopark Batur. The museum was built in 2013 after finishing several preparations such as contents and management. In front of Bali citizens, Sudirman Said stated that the Batur Geopark Museum is not only the pride of Bali Province, but also the pride of Indonesia and even the pride of the world, Friday (4/1). Batur Geopark is one of 89 Geopark all over the world admitted by UNESCO.

Sudirman Said also requested to all side not only to build, but also to maintain the geopark,” The most challenging matter is not about building but is about keeping and maintaining the result of the development by always giving maximum benefit for the people. Building without destroying and maintaining the balance of the environment are the other challenges for us. This is also the duty of all leaders in all aspects. ,” affirmed Sudirman when giving speech in the inauguration of Batur Geopark Museum in Kintamani, Bangli District, Bali Province.

Batur Geopark will be a place to study and a place of giving a real example to young generations on how building without destroying the balance of the nature. It will be the place to study the natural history, how the culture is processing, how to interact with nature, and all of these will encourage the continuous development,” explained Sudirman.

Batur Geopark Museum has been admitted as the member of UNESCO Global Geopark since last September 2012. “UNESCO has proven that Batur Geopark could be a multipurpose reliable instrument for environment preservation as education media for young generations in understanding the state potencies and improving the people’s eco-socio welfare. I also want to encourage an idea to develop Batur Geopark Museum to be the Centre of Excellence for Geopark Indonesia.,” affirmed Sudirman.

He also added that, “Authority will be sacred and respected as long as having no conflict of interest. Honesty and service for the people is so beautiful, even with no authority. We could imagine it by combining those three aspects; honest and sincere leaders will be respected by the people. What makes people respect is leaders having no conflict on interest.”

The Minister also asked the people to keep the purity of authority by completing it with honesty and sincerity in giving service to the people. “Let us bring back the essence of public service to gain respect and appreciation from the public,” affirmed the Minister Sudirman. (AK)