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In 2020, Komodo Island Will Be Temporarily Closed For A Year

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Komodo Island which is part of the Komodo National Park (KNP), West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), is planned to be closed in 2020. NTT Provincial Tourism Office Head Marius Ardu Jelamu said, Komodo Island will be closed for one year. "As of January 2020, we will be closed temporarily, but not as a whole, only specifically for the island of Komodo," Marius said, to a number of journalists, in his office, Friday (02/08/2019). 

Marius claims that the closure of Komodo Island has become a joint commitment between the NTT Provincial Government and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Marius said, at a joint meeting between the NTT Provincial Government, West Manggarai Regency, and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, his party gave a number of considerations and was finally approved by the ministry. "So, the authority lies with them (Ministry of Environment) according to the Law, but they also hear the NTT Provincial Government and the West Manggarai Government," Marius said. Based on the results of the discussion, continued Marius, one of the clossing is that in July 2019, there will be a team working. The team consisted of elements from the ministries, the Province of NTT, and the Government of West Manggarai Regency.


Next in August, the team will report to the Minister of Environment and Forestry, the results of the team's work, including temporary closure for one year per January 2020. "So, the authority of the central government has agreed that later management will be carried out together, because the Law allows. Managing there are spaces that are managed jointly, both the provincial government, the central government and the West Manggarai Regency Government, such as the sea area, the provincial authority 12 miles from the coast. This is not yet maximally managed by the province, "he said. .


Last changed: Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 3:15 pm

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