Bali Sweeps Top Environmental Awards
ISTANA NEGARA, Jakarta ~ Baliâ€™s capital Denpasar, its regency Badung, and the regencies of Gianyar and Tabanan were awarded on Wednesday Indonesiaâ€™s most prestigious environmental award, the Adipura.
It was the fifth consecutive year that Badung â€“ the southern regency that is home to most of the islandâ€™s tourism industry â€“ has been awarded the top prize.
At a ceremony at the Presidential Palace attended by governors, regents and mayors from all over Indonesia on Wednesday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono handed out the coveted trophies to Balinese officials including Badung Regent A.A. Gede Agung.
Said the deputy major of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Darmawijaya Mantra: â€œThis is the result of the hard work of all elements of society in Denpasar.â€Filed under: Headlines