RIAU-The Commemoration of World Environment Day 2016 was special because in the midst of a concerted effort to preserve the environment of West Java, The Vice Governor of West Java, Deddy Mizwar, received Award Nirwasita Tantra 2016 on Provincial Level, at the peak of the commemoration event of World Environment Day 2016 on National Level held in Istana Sri Indrapura Siak Riau Province, on Friday (07.22.16). The award was presented by the Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
Deddy said that the award was not the target, the point is to preserve the environment for the next generation.
Nirwasita Tantra Award is an award from the central government to the Regional Head (Governor and Regent / Mayor) that is considered to have a leadership capability of formulating and implementing policies and working programs based on sustainable development in order to improve environmental quality of the region. The assesment is based on the award-documents about the Regional Environmental Status (SLHD), a document which states the conditions, problems, and policies and / or programs are established and implemented by regions in conducting environmental management in the region.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla said congratulates and appreciates all of the champion and hopes the awards can inspire and encourage the improvement of environmental quality by the entire community as well as beneficial for future generations.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla in his speech reminded that we shoulc avoid the "resource curse" in which a country which is rich in natural resources experienced disasters due to false environmental management.
Furthermore the Vice President said that the environment has changed, life has also changed. "In the past, those who have an elephant ivory and tiger skins are proud, now they have become the enemy of the world," he said.
In 2016, there are 57 District / City Award nominee Nirwasita Tantra Regency / City and 29 provincial nominees Nirwasita Tantra Choice provincial level. After going through three stages of assessment, it was elected 5 Provinces, 4 Districts, and 2 Cities Award winners Nirwasita Tantra, 2016.
Here are the award winners 2016 Nirwasita Tantra provincial level, namely: Ranked first: East Java Province Ranked II: West Java Province Ranked III: West Sumatra province, IV Rating: South Sulawesi Province, Rating V: Jambi province; and Award Winners 2016 District Level Nirwasita Tantra namely: Rating I: Buleleng, Bali, Grade II: Dharmasraya Regency, West Sumatra Ranked III: Bandung regency, West Java, IV Rating: Lumajang, East Java; as well as the Award Winner 2016 Nirwasita Tantra Level towns, namely: Rating I: Surabaya, East Java, Grade II: City of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.