Bali Environment – Minus the Chemicals
In a meeting held at the Official Residence of Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster (Rumah Jabatan Jaya Sabha) with the Bali management of Bank National Indonesia (BNI) on Monday, January 20, 2020, the Governor reaffirmed his commitment to introduce policies and regulations that will restore the quality of the Island’s natural environment.
Quoted by Beritafajartimur.com, Governor Koster said: “Recently, the quality of the soil, water, and nature in Bali have continued to decline. This is shown by the death of a large amount of flora and fauna. Fireflies, snails, and eels are becoming hard to find. We need to restore the health of Bali’s environment.”
The Governor pointed to Provincial Regulation Number 8 of 2019 on Organic Farming which is trying indirectly to reduce the presence of chemicals in the soil and water supply. The Governor added: “In addition to creating food products that are healthy, this regulation is also intended to repair the natural environment that has been degraded for years by the use of chemicals.”
Bali Environment – The Governor described his desire to create awareness and appreciation of a clean and healthy environment, and his desire to foster environmental awareness as a lifestyle for the people of Bali.
Continuing, Koster said: “To achieve this we need to prepare systems that limit the amount of plastic use.
In response, the head of the BNI-Denpasar Branch which is responsible for Bali and Nusa Tenggara praised the steps taken by Governor Koster to protect and preserve the environment. BNI pledges that it is prepared to take part in Provincial Programs on behalf of Bali Environment, particularly in areas such as organic agriculture. BNI-Bali suggested that credit facilities for local farmers are just one way in which they could promote organic farming.