The Chaiman of Pusaka Malang Foundation, Bambang Parianom when giving his opinion about nature conservation of Batu City in Public discussion Post Graduate program of UMM.
Approaching to the Batu 15th anniversary on this October 17, Post-Graduate Program University of Muhammadiyah Malang (PPs UMM) collaborated with Development and Strategic Advocacy Nature Foundation (Pusaka) organizing public discussion entitled “The Urgency of Strengthening Nature Conservation of Batu City in Era autonomy Regional " in the Hall of PPs UMM on Thursday (13/10) .
This activity presented three speakers, whom were the Chaiman of Pusaka Malang, Bambang Parianom, UMM Environmental Expert, Dr. Abdul Kadir Raharjanto, and Director of Retail Cosmetics Stores Malang City and the Chaiman of Malang Unity Community, Agus Endra.
Bambang Parianom said that since Batu city was established as an autonomous region in 2001, in the midst of construction growth was so rapid, Batu turned out to save various complicated problems concerning the environment.
He continued, "Regional autonomy, the constitution number 22 in 1999, including the legislation number 1 in 2001 were made to exploit natural potential, not for protecting the region and ecological asset. So, if economic autonomy stands out more, perhaps there is a paradox between region autonomy and ecological conservation. This is what we shold concern”.
According to him, there were three sustainable strategies which must be taken by the government of Batu city. Those are structural strategy, cultural, and technical sector. Structural strategy includes the political understanding of society.
"Understanding the politics put builders Batu rescue and ecological area it should stand. This is what will give birth to a policy and regulatory support, "said Bambang. While cultural strategy explains how to keep the whole community can help support the movement. Meanwhile, Bambang continued, sectoral technical strategies include encouraging the maximization of employment related agencies.
Abdul Kadir explained that according to ecolocial view, the main problem of environment was not the environmental itself. But, the main problem of environment was started from social problem. “ if social needs increase, so the economical needs will also increase. When the economical needs increase, and nothing can be used, people will exploit the nature so it will be damaged”. Kadir who is a lecturer of Faculty of Training and Education added his statement.
Meanwhile, Agus Endra said that economic development would not continue and would be in vain if we did not pay attention to the environmental aspect. "If we only consider of the economic factors, so that damaged environment will become a boomerang for us. Inevitably, when we build our cities, the environmental factors that must be put forward as well, "
Deputy Director III PPs UMM, Dr. Wahyudi Winarjo explained, PPs UMM wanted to be involved in the dynamics of real life in the society. "We do not want to be the 'ivory tower'. We're not just talking about the concepts, but we would like to invite components of UMM to be directly involved in issues that occur in the society,”.
According to him, the college as one of the pillars of democracy and the people as civil society should be able to move along independently build the nation according to the vision of the Republic Indonesia (NKRI).
The discussion was attended by some elements of society including members of the Regional Representatives Council (DPRD), Batu City Communities, Non Government Organization (NGO), as well as undergraduate students and post graduate students of UMM. (Acs / han)