Manado, 5 October 2022 -- PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. or BNI (stock code: BBNI) again encourages environmental and social awareness programs through BNI Berbagi Program to restore the natural and economic conditions of the community. As a green banking pioneer, the company collaborates with the North Sulawesi Regional Government to organize the Bunaken Tourism Area.
This step to restore the tourism ecosystem began with the handover of assistance for the arrangement of the Tourism Area & Food Court Area in Bunaken Manado from BNI to the North Sulawesi Provincial Government in Bunaken Manado, Tuesday (4/9/2022).
Head of the North Sulawesi Provincial Tourism Office Henry Kaitjili, Head of Bunaken National Park Nikolas Loli, President Commissioner Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardojo, BNI President Director Royke Tumilaar started this joint commitment by releasing hatchlings and replanting coral reefs to strengthen the marine ecosystem as a commitment to the protection and development of the Bunaken National Park.
Royke said Bunaken is a tourist area that needs more contributions to improve the quality and marine ecosystem. Moreover, this area is increasingly visited by tourists so that many marine ecosystems need more intensive car.
As a development agent tasked with strengthening sustainable economic construction, BNI continues to expand partnerships with communities while encouraging environmentally-based social care programs.
"We hope this program can benefit the Bunaken Tourism Area. We know the beach is very beautiful. Therefore, it is our responsibility to maintain its ecosystem," he said.
Royke conveyed, in the Bunaken Tourism Area arrangement program BNI also collaborates with the surrounding community to be economically empowered by building a micro, small and medium enterprise ecosystem.
"BNI conducts briefings related to environmental-based business management in order to create economic value without the need to carry out activities that actually damage natural ecosystems, especially the sea," he said.