President Jokowi Joins Batam Residents to Plant Mangrove

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 September 2021
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President Joko Widodo plants mangroves with the residents at Setokok Beach, Riau Islands, Tuesday (28/9). (Foto: BPMI/Laily Rachev)

During his working visit to Batam, Riau Islands on Tuesday (28/9), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo joined residents to plant mangrove trees at Setokok Beach.

At that time, the water level was quite high so that the planting location was submerged in water. However, it did not dampen the President’s spirit to plant the mangroves.

Indonesia has more than 20% of the world’s mangrove area, totaling 3.2 million hectares. The country also boasts the highest richness of mangrove species.

The Indonesian Government recognizes mangrove areas as a natural buffer and a cost-effective measure to protect coastal areas and villages.  (BPMI/FID/UN) (EST/EP)

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