Sunday, September 26, 2010

Singapore Airlines contributed U.S. $ 3 million dollars

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA - Singapore Airlines contributed U.S. $ 3 million dollars in his first major involvement in large-scale environmental projects with long-term and sustainable benefits for the global environment.

The funds donated by Singapore Airlines will be used to support the Hope Initiative Rainforest (Harapan Rainforest Initiative), which is a unique collaboration between different organizations and international non-governmental organizations, including BirdLife International and the Indonesian Bird (BirdLife partner in Indonesia).

Representatives from Singapore Airlines, BirdLife International and the Foundation KEHI has made a deal through a signing ceremony in Singapore last weekend. KEHI Foundation is a nonprofit foundation of Indonesia designated by BirdLife consortium to manage the implementation of the program.

Being in the province of Jambi and South Sumatra, Harapan Rainforest Initiative covers an area of nearly 100,000 hectares of forest - an area with an area of one and a half times that of Singapore.

The Indonesian government recently gave the forest concession license for Harapan Rainforest Initiative to a consortium of BirdLife based on new regulations that allow the forest, which was originally intended for industrial logging or plantation, to be managed as conservation areas and forest restoration in the long term.

Harapan Rainforest Initiative is one of the initiatives of forest protection and restoration of the world's first concession to this type, with licenses granted for nearly 100 years

Singapore Airlines contributions to the protection and restoration of forest in one of the lowland tropical forests most extensive remaining in Indonesia reflects a strong belief that efforts should focus on saving the environment to make a direct and tangible difference to the welfare of our earth, and to defend our environment lived together for generations to come.

"Singapore Airlines is very proud and excited to be the exclusive partner of the airline for Harapan Rainforest Initiative, a program that will provide real benefits in the field of environment not only for Indonesia but also the entire international community. Our support will continue in the long term and in the near future We hope our customers and our staff will begin to be involved in this program, "said Bey Soo Khiang, Senior Executive Vice-President for Marketing and Corporate Services, Singapore Airlines.

Birdlife International is the organization's largest national nature conservation partnerships in the world. Nature Society (Singapore) is the BirdLife Partner in Singapore. (Sugiyarto)