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President vows to balance economic, conservation plans

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 28 2011 | 08:00 am
President vows to balance economic, conservation plans

PREMIUM Amid the rapid expansion of plantations and mining activities in forest areas, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has vowed to both sustain the environment and eradicate poverty.

“As a developing nation, we must prioritize the promotion of growth and the eradication of poverty, but we will not achieve these goals by sacrificing our forests. We must attain both development and the [good] m...