Bali, Denmark explore opportunities to cooperate in waste management

Denpasar, Bali The Provincial Government of Bali and the Danish Government are exploring opportunities to cooperate in the waste management system and the development of renewable energy, to better support the position of the local area as international tourism destination

"We pay great attention to renewable energy and the waste management system that exists in Bali. As a world tourism destination, Bali has fantastic nature, beautiful beaches that must be protected from waste," the Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen said during a meeting with the Deputy Governor of Bali here on Wednesday.

In Denmark, Kristensen noted, waste has been used as an energy source.

"It is so profitable. We even import trash from neighboring countries," the ambassador remarked.

With regard to the use of renewable energy, Kristensen said that the main energy which is used is energy sourced from the wind. Wind energy sources can support the need for energy in the country.

"Denmark is able to meet the need for energy in the country by relying on wind power and assisted by other renewable energy sources without using fossil fuels," he said.

The ambassador said that Bali is very potential in developing energy from sunlight and wind.

Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati lauded Denmarks efforts to develop waste management and renewable energy systems.

Ardhana said that waste management is a big concern of the local government. The local administration has made various efforts to handle waste in Bali, including promoting the collection of organic and non-organic waste, implementing the 3R (Reduce, Recycle and Reuse) and so on.

With these various efforts, waste can be reduced significantly. Bali also used solar and wind energies to meet the needs in the region.

Solar and wind energy devices have been built in several locations in Bali, Ardhana remarked.

However, Bali continues to develop other renewable energy sources.

"we expect to work with Denmark both in waste management and renewable energy system," Ardhana said.

Source: Antara News

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