West Java Provincial Government together with the Government of Sukabumi Regency and Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Agency Management held a event for the success achievement of UNESCO Global Geopark predicate to Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark on May 17 last. Attended by various parties who have been struggling together in the development of Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu in the last 4 years, such as Government, Private, Academics, Society and Mass Media.

In his speech, the Regent of Sukabumi Marwan Hamami expressed his gratitude to all parties who have helped Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu become UNESCO Global Geopark. In his speech the Regent conveyed that from 2005 when he was deputy regent, he wanted to make Geopark area in Sukabumi Regency and finally can be done in 2018. “We, the Government of Sukabumi Regency are also very grateful to the Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan for his help and cooperation in development of Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu “Said Marwan.

The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan said that this success is hard work of all parties who seriously want to advance West Java, he also gave the highest award to West Java Provincial Government, Sukabumi District Government, State Owned Enterprise (PT Bio Farma, PLN , BJB Bank), Universitas Padjadjaran, local community of Geopark National Region Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu and individuals whomever working non-stop for Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark in order to get the predicate of UNESCO Global Geopark.

In the event, there was also Chairman of the National Committee of UNESCO For Indonesia (KNIU) Prof. Arief Rachman was also present to give a speech to the attendees who came and continued by giving the certificate of UNESCO Global Geopark to Ahmad Heryawan as Chairman of Geopark Management Agency Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu.

By: Ilham Mochammad Saputra