Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT BORNEO ORANG-UTAN


Environmental and social observer East Kalimantan, Niel Makinuddinsubmit several alternative solutions that need to be done so that the incidence of torture and killing of orangutans can be pressed on a minimal scale.


First, it takes commitment, strategy and courage of the head to avoid the old practices (business as usual or BAU) in managing natural resources. This commitment will be referrals (guideline) and the foundation for doing business in a socially and environmentally businesses Responsible.



Changes can be made from the formulation and revision of regional spatial planning and licensing process by making the orangutan habitat as one of the important indicators.



This region is the last bastion of unique wildlife and protected this Act. As is known in Borneo there are three sub-species of the orangutan Pongo pygmaeus morio (the spread in East Kalimantan and partly in Sabah, Malaysia), Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus in West Kalimantan and Sarawak in part, Malaysia, and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii who inhabit Central Kalimantan.

In fact, the commitment embodied in the action it will give a positive image and a tremendous advantage for local governments and for businesses in the area. The resulting products can certainly be accepted by the market because the process is carried out in compliance with the principles of environmentally sound and socially accountable.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND STRUCTURING SAMARINDA


In Development Planning Consultation activity (Musrenbang) East Kalimantan Province which led directly at Lamin Etam Kalimantan Governor recently Mayor of Samarinda, Syaharie Jaang deliver development programs.
There are six focus areas of development in 2013 for the city of Samarinda, namely:

 
1. Construction of Mahkota bridge II.
2. Fly Over Otista (Jl-Jl Otto Iskandardinata Awang Long)
3. Fly Over Black Water (A-Heathrow-Wahab Syahrani Kadrie Oening)
4. Arrangement in the former city parks and SMAN 1 SMP 1.
5. Construction of flood control water gate.
6. Arrangement of the front edge of the governor's office.

Then the mayor expressed: there are 29 action plans the city administration. 29 plan, the relocation of public housing Mumus Sungai Karang, Semenisasi alleys throughout the City, Revitalization and Development Office of the Government, the City Improvement Incentive RT se, increase the sharing of direct aid from the budget of PNPM-P2KP City, Rehab / elementary school building from wood becomes permanent, Teacher Incentives Improvement District and Private Water Supply Distribution Service Improvement.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

FOOD SNACKS ON SAMARINDA: MANY CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICALS


Samarinda residents should be ready to eat foods selectively purchased at any place. Because the Food and Drug Administration (POM) Samarinda still find the existence of hazardous materials containing borax, formalin, until Rhidomin B is sold at roadside stalls and markets.
Samarinda POM reports during the year 2011 has conducted testing sampling of food on a regular basis. Testing was conducted from February to December. Targets tested include snack foods of school children, food additives, Ramadan snacks, fatty oils and oil emulation, fruits and vegetables, confectionery, sweets, meat, to fish and fishery products.
test results, some of which are still detected contain hazardous materials. Imagine, a hazardous materials such as borax is mixed in a favorite food people eat, such as meatballs, crackers, dumplings, and cireng. In fact, formaldehyde is also found in bananas molen, noodles, banana sauce, seasoning pangasius eggs, and ote-ote.
Borax or boric acid is an ingredient for the manufacture of detergents, reducing the water hardness, and is antiseptic. Dangers posed by inhalation of borax, the eyes and swallowed the respiratory tract is irritated, skin irritation, eye irritation, kidney damage, shock and death.
other names formol formalin, methanal, karsan, or paraforin, is a pungent colorless solution that contains 37 percent more kurng formadehid in water. Usually 10-15 percent methanol water was added as a preservative. This material is often diberfungsi as washing pest, fly repellent, and various other insects.
It could even be mixed in artificial silk, dyes, glass mirrors and explosives. When formalin is used in the long term, will result in effects on body organs, such as injury to the kidneys, lungs, cancer, and can cause death.
Rhodamin B (dye sistetis) are intended for textile and paper industries, but mixed in food. Rhodamin B dye synthesis is often perch on crackers, layer cake, syrup, cendol, coconut ice, slurry ice pearl, ebi (dried shrimp) and cotton candy.
Rhodamin B-shaped purplish-red crystalline powder and in solution will glow bright red. Rhodamin danger posed by inhalation, the skin, the eyes and swallowed the irritation of the respiratory tract, skin irritation, eye irritation, irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and liver cancer hazard.

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