On Wednesday, 25 January 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the district government of Kapuas Hulu and GIZ FORCLIME to contribute to developing the Danau Sentarum National Park and its surroundings as a District Strategic Area (Kawasan Strategis Kabupaten-KSK) for ecotourism development. This District Strategic Area (ecotourism DSA) is a derivative of the draft Land Use Plan of Kapuas Hulu district 2011-2031. It will provide a more detailed and operational direction for land use to all stakeholders pursuing developmental projects or activities related to land utilization, in particular for ecotourism development in the district, based on Law 26 / 2007 on Land Use Planning. Given that eco-tourism is one of the main sectors to achieve the district’s strategic objectives, as set out in the draft Land Use Plan, this District Strategic Area will be a key in implementing the district’s strategy. The ecotourism DSA is one of three planned District Strategic Areas described in the spatial plan:
- District strategic area of Danau Sentarum National Park and its surroundings as ecotourism development area;
- District strategic area between Danau Sentarum and Betung Kerihun National Parks as biodiversity corridor; and
- District strategic area of agrarian development.
The agreed output of the collaboration on the basis of this MoU is a document that can be used as guideline for monitoring and optimizing land utilization for developing ecotourism in Kapuas Hulu District for the next twenty years (2011-2031).
For further information, please contact:
Team Leader of FORCLIME Component 3