President Jokowi Leads Simultaneous Tree Planting
Date 28 November 2016
President Joko Jokowi Widodo accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo led simultaneous tree planting
to mark the Indonesian Tree Planting Day (HMPI) and National Planting Month (BMN), held at Tasikharjo Village, Jenu Subdisctrict, Tuban Regency, East Java, Monday (28/11).
At 11.10 a.m. local time, the President gave the command to plant the trees simultaneously accompanied with the siren sound. By saying Bismillahirrahmaanirrahim, lets plant the trees in one hour time, said President Jokowi.>
The activity that featured a theme Peoples Trees and Forest for the Countrys Life, Wealth, and Source of Foreign Exchange was also intended to break the world record of simultaneous tree planting.
There were at least 238,000 trees planted by 5.500 farmers, community, and other people to break the previous record of 228,000 trees in the Philippines. The world record of simultaneous tree planting will be added to the The Guinness Book of Records.
On the event, the President was accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, East Java Governor Soekarwo, East Java Regional Police Chief, Military Region Commander, and representatives from The Guinness Book of Records.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry was collaborated with KOPRABUH (Koperasi Produsen Anugerah Bumi Hijau) in organizing the commemoration of the 2016 Indonesian Tree Planting Day (HMPI) and National Planting Month (BMN).
The trees planted on that occasion were Teak, Breadfruit, Mahogany Angsana, Tanjung Merbau, Manglid, Bungur, Gayam, Ebony, Bisbul, Durian, Matoa, Soursop, Walnuts, Jackfruit, Duku, Longan, Sapodilla, and others. (FID/ES)