Government and people in Bali welcoming well the status of Subak, the traditional irrigation organization becoming part of World Heritage in traditional division as acknowledge by United National Educational Scientific Cultural Organization.
“Hope to make Subak become one of World Heritage was through 12 years of hard work,” Secretary of Subak for World Heritage arrangement team, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Windia, said in Denpasar.
According to him, UNESCO decision to nurturing subak was demand for attention from central government, Bali provincial government and regional.
“It is about how farmer can work and do their job as a farmer without any threat of losing their land, protect it from change of function,” said this Udayana Professor.
He reminds the government to act seriously in regards to farmers. “Do not let their condition worsening. If it happens, acknowledgement from UNESCO will be pulling off and brings shame onto Indonesia names in world eyes,” Windia said.
Vice Minister of Educational and Cultural Department Windu Nuryanti stated that Subak Bali is the mirror of Tri Hita Karana just approved to be set as World Heritage by UNESCO.
According to him, the decision was decided through a plenary session at St. Petersburg Russia on June 20th, 2012.
News by Antara Bali
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