Indonesia Eyes Inclusion of Caldera Toba Geopark in UNESCO World Heritage List

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 31 Juli 2019
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President Jokowi accompanied by First Lady takes group photo with employees of Toba Caldera Geopark Management, at Samosir Regency, Wednesday (31/7). (Photo/ JAY/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by First Lady takes group photo with employees of Toba Caldera Geopark Management, at Samosir Regency, Wednesday (31/7). (Photo/ JAY/PR)

The Indonesia Government is striving for inclusion of the Caldera Toba Geopark in UNESCO Global Geopark list.

“That is the job of Governor, Regent, and related ministries (to push for the plan),” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said when visiting the Caldera Toba in Samosir Regency, North Sumatra province, Wednesday (31/7).

The Caldera Toba Geopark is one of tourism icons in North Sumatra province that combines geological, biological and cultural diversity.

Indonesia has had four UNESCO-recognized global geoparks, namely Mount Batur Geopark in Bali, Ciletuh Geopark in West Java, Mount Sewu Geopark in East Java, and Rinjani Geopark in Lombok.

On that occasion, President Jokowi also inspected the development project of Belgian Blue Cattle Farms in Parsingguran Village. The President also reviewed the agricultural produce in the area, such as corn, oranges, shallots, chilies, potatoes, and tomatoes. (DNA/JAY/ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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