For the Life of the People and Government Net
By: Koesnadi Wirasapoetra
Indonesia Green Union (SHI) is pushing green river program – for 3 years, the SHI board at the base village, sub-district and district monitoring rivers that exist in the working area, such as South Sumatra (Musi river), West Java (Citarum and Ciliwung), Central Kalimantan (Kapuas and Kahayan). This situation mandates the central committee to accelerate river rescue program as a national program conducted in several areas, one example of the Musi River in South Sumatra. Green Musi program designed jointly between South Sumatra and SHI National in June 2014, which received the full participation of the community and members of the SHI is Musi dwelt in the watershed.
The idea Musi Green Program is to encourage people’s participation in saving the source of life and build a clean government in southern Sumatra. The end result of the program realization Green Musi public awareness and local governments to do the Musi river management that can protect the resources for the future life of the people, supported by the party in southern Sumatra.
Watershed (DAS) Musi has a length of 750 km through 17 districts / cities including the capital city Sekatan Sumatra. Musi River is a breath of life for the people of South Sumatra which provide a source of food, clean water, nutrition, social, cultural and economic interaction and keep the wealth of flora and fauna, rivers and inland basin Musi. Musi history contributed to the economy of South Sumatra is an integral part of community life and system of government of South Sumatra and other cities.
The last ten years this very concern the condition of the river Musi, which face major issues that must be answered by all parties in order to remain sustainable Musi; for example:
• sanitation department noted, that the volume of waste is estimated to be 600 tons per day. Palembang residents, amounting to 1.6 million, potentially contributing 0.5 pounds of garbage per day.
• Various industrial activities, coal mining, oil palm plantations, timber estates, in the upper reaches of the Musi River, also trigger severe emakin Musis watershed. From the vast South Sumatera 8.7 million acres, an area of the mining concession, 2.7 million hectares, 1.3 million hectares of HTI, 1 million hectares of oil palm plantations.
• Report of the Environment Agency (BLH) of South Sumatra Province, pollution happens along the Musi river is not only made by one company. Because, along the Musi river, there are about 200 companies.
• Public awareness and bureaucracy in the enforcement and protection of river Musi still not guarantee the preservation of the river Musi and source-sumbe life.
To manage the Musi, the involvement and participation of the public, stakeholders and local governments are essential to guarantee the safety of the river Musi. Siuasi and the condition is that the SHI will make efforts; encourage the emergence of local policies, increasing the capacity of the knowledge society, bureaucracy and law enforcement officials, supported by cooperation between the parties and the district government and the public extends the Musi river management that can guarantee the life and contribution system clean government rescue of the planet. (koes / agts / 2014)
08/22/2014 – 00:00