The Greening of Bali
Pertamina Plants 10,000 Trees in Bali
The State-owned oil company, PT Pertamina has demonstrated its commitment to Bali’s environment by planting 10,000 trees in mangrove areas in the vicinity of Serangan Beach and Mertasari Beach in Sanur.
As reported by Beritabali.com, the tree-planting program in Bali by Pertamina is part of a larger participation in a national program to plant one billion trees nation-wide that is supported by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
The CEO of Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, together with directors of the Company, local citizens, students from a local junior high school on Serangan island and local fishermen joined in the tree planting program.
Karen Agustiawan who was in town to participate in the World LPG Conference at Nusa Dua, said on Thursday, September 13, 2012: “Before I join the World LPG Conference in Nusa Dua, I have set aside time to plant trees in the mangrove as a part of Pertamina’s support for beach conservation in Bali by preventing erosion and prevent a living environment for the animals and fish living in the mangrove.”
A program to plant 100 million trees initiated by Pertamina is part of the Company’s commitment to Indonesia’s environment that also includes efficiency in their operations, fuel conservation, increased use of LPG and the creation of products that are environmentally friendly.