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Jakarta Post

USAID helps curb deforestation rate in Kalimantan

  • Severianus Endi

    The Jakarta Post

Ketapang   /   Tue, May 1 2012   /  08:03 am

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) mission director, Glenn Andres, seemed to enjoy the multiethnic dance being performed in the ballroom at the Hotel Aston Ketapang in West Kalimantan on Monday during the initiation of the Indonesia Forest and Climate Support (IFACS) scheme in Kalimantan.

He said the dance, performed by teenagers, was inspirational. He said curbing the rapid pace of deforestation should be carried out together with a variety of stakeholders from various backgrounds.

“As was depicted in the multiethnic dance that was full of diversity, we call on every party to work together to curb deforestation and boost economic growth, because West Kalimantan’s natural wealth can provide for future generations,” Glenn said.

The IFACS launch was a manifestation of a US$40 million program, which covers Kalimantan, Aceh and Pap...