ITDC Launches Beach Cleanup Project in Nusa Dua as ASEAN Summit Side Event
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia as the host of the 2023 ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, held a number of side events to enliven the biennial event apart from the high-level meetings of delegates which is slated to be held on May 9-11.
One of them was the Beach Cleanup activity in The Nusa Dua Bali area, on Monday, May 8. The event was attended by more than 100 participants who are employees and cleaners from the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the Badung Regional Environment and Forestry (DLHK) Agency, all tenants, and the association of beach traders in the area.
I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, the General Manager of The Nusa Dua Bali, said the Beach Cleanup activity was conducted as a form of commitment to preserving the environment and ensuring the safety and convenience of tourists and the summit delegates taking part in the 29th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community on May 7-8, 2023, in Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.
“This is also a campaign for the public and tourists around the Nusa Dua area to raise awareness to partake in maintaining the cleanliness of the coast,” Ardita said.
I Wayan Puja, the head of Badung DLHK, claimed that coastal areas are often hit by east winds in April-October, which carried a lot of trash to the coastal areas in the form of seaweed, plastic waste, and wood. The agency thus deployed 70 cleaning personnel and two units of heavy equipment to help lift and clean up the waste.
“We really appreciate the fast action of ITDC regarding this waste cleaning effort with the support of tourism actors in The Nusa Dua area,” Puja said.
The Nusa Dua is an integrated area with a 4-kilometer stretch of beach including Samuh Beach and Bengiat Beach that are open to the public as vacation spots and religious activities.
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