Coconut & Rare Trees Planting Program
THE PATRA BALI RESORT & VILLAS which located approximately only 1 km away from Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, has its own uniqueness as a five-star resort in Bali and holds the characteristic that other hotels do not have. Built in an area of 11 hectares, in one part located on the coast of South Kuta, grown one coconut tree (rare tree) that has many branches and became an well-known icon of this resort.
As a five-star resort under Patra Hotels & Resorts as one of PT Patra Jasa business sector, The Patra Bali Resort & Villas is very concerned about environmental preservation. Encouraged by this concern, a program of planting 251 coconut trees and rare plants were held to commemorate the “Indonesian Tree Planting Day” which fell on November 28, 2018. This tree planting was also held before festive season of Christmas and New Year 2019.
Various types of coconut tress were planted today such as moon palm, green coconut, genjah coconut, sudamala coconut and various rare fruit trees recommended by the forestry service, among others: majegau trees, badung trees, mundeh trees, gatep trees, sentul trees.
This event was symbolically carried out by PJ President Director of PT Patra Jasa, Hari T. Wibowo, Department of Environment & Hygiene, Bendesa Adat Kuta, Kelian Adat and Kelian Banjar Segara Service and followed by simultaneous planting by employees who have invested in donating a coconut tree (one man one tree) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. By executing this activity right before end of the year or entering the beginning of new year 2019, it is hoped that a newer life can run well and smoothly.
As a resort that has rare trees as an icon, The Patra Bali Resort & Villas also helps maintaining the survival of rare trees throughout 2018. At present, there are 1,168 trees grown in the park area with 251 trees being added today, there are 1,419 trees in total which symbolically also signify The Patra Bali Resort & Villas ready to welcome new year 2019.
In addition, The Patra Bali Resort & Villas also signed an MoU with Bali Wise, called Women Empowerment Movement by recycling used-soap collected from hotels in Bali. As a first step, The Patra Bali Resort & Villas handed over 450 residual soap to be recycled, where the recycled products will be distributed back to hotels in collaboration with Bali Wise so that it is expected to contribute significantly to the reduction of waste from used-soap.
“The tree planting program and recycling of disposable soap are intended to preserve and conserve nature. In addition, we actively foster environmental awareness among employees of The Patra Bali Resort and Villas, so that our commitment to maintain the environment consistently, could continue to be implemented,” said Hari T. Wibowo.