Bali, August 10, 2022 – In support of the G20 Presidency, PT IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK carried out a Social and Environmental Responsibility Action (TJSL) by conserving mangroves in the Tahura Ngurah Rai Area, Bali. As many as 5,000 (five thousand) mangrove trees of the Rizhopora Mucronata species were planted in the area. The mangrove conservation involved 90 (ninety) fishermen who are members of the Segara Guna Batu Lumbang Joint Business Group (KUB).
“Bali is the fourth city where IPC TPK has carried out mangrove conservation. Mangroves have so many benefits. This planting event is a form of support for the G20 Presidency of Indonesia. We show our support by planting mangroves in the Tahura Ngurah Rai Bali Area,” said David Sirait, President Director of IPC TPK.
Symbolic planting of mangrove trees was carried out on Tuesday (9/8/2022) by David Sirait, President Director of IPC TPK, attended by Made Yuda Wibawa, a representative of Tahura UPTD, and I Wayan Kona, Chairman of the Segara Guna Batu Lumbang Joint Business Group (KUB). This step is taken not only as an effort to preserve the environment but also to encourage local economic growth.
Based on data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the mangrove land area in Bali Province is 2,143.97 hectares. Of this area, 19 hectares belong to the rare density category, and there are still potential mangrove habitats that can be planted on an area of 263 hectares. By utilizing the potential available in Bali, IPC TPK planted mangroves in the Tahura Ngurah Rai Bali Area.
Since 2021, IPC TPK has planted 8,225 (eight thousand two hundred twenty-five) mangrove trees in Lampung, Jambi, Palembang, and Bali. From the port perspective, mangrove planting is also an implementation of the green port concept. The functions of mangroves in addressing climate change are to protect the coast with their root systems that can dampen waves and hold sediment, prevent erosion, dampen tides and floods, dampen wave energy, serve as a habitat for high biodiversity, support fishing activities, both capture and cultivation, be a potential attractive tourist destination, and control water pollution.
“Mangroves have tremendous potential for development. Our hope is that by planting mangroves, we can increase the potential for ecotourism in the Tahura Ngurah Rai Bali Area. And most importantly, encourage the empowerment of fishermen in improving the ecosystem around the mangrove forest and the empowerment of fishermen’s wives who are members of the Mina Lestari Batu Lumbang Processing and Marketing Group (Poklahsar) in processing mangroves into consumable products,” said David.