Head of South Kalimantan Forestry Agency Hanif Faisol Nurofik was fascinated with the nature enchantment of the Mamake Mount. He said this mountain will be the place of paragliding sport in the province.
As he came to this attraction which lies in Tirawan Village, Pulau Laut Utara sub-district, Kotabaru, he valued this mountain is not inferior to other tour in South Kalimantan.
Hanif assessed the mountain from its beautiful view, its location in the capital of the district not far from the Gedambaan Beach, and considered it will be easy to sell.
"It must be managed in international manner, either in the handling of waste, water management, design of buildings, to make the Mamake Mountain more beautiful," he pointed out here, Saturday.
According to him, Mamake is very suitable for paragliding sport and this potential should be developed by partnering the sport association.
“This will be the only tour place for paragliding sport in South Kalimantan. Insya Allah (God Willing) provincial government will fully support the Mamake to be a new and fully tour destination,” Hanif emphasized.
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Asked about its status, Hanif acknowledged that Mamake is a protected forest but the right has been granted to the surrounding residents to manage it in the form of community forest.
"So it is a limited tour it does not interfere the protected forest. We will prove looking at trees will make more money than cutting them down," he asserted.
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Meanwhile, Regent Sayed Jafar said that Kotabaru is geographically very beautiful as it has mountain, sea, and islands, these must be managed to attract more tourists to come.
Whereas all districts and cities are now competing to market the beauty of their respective region.
“Alhamdulillah (thank God) Mamake Mount tour is fully sopported by the provincial government to continue to be developed,” he said.
The regent and Hanif in addition to climb the Mamake also visited the processing of palm sugar managed by people leaving around the mountain.