Center for Environmental and Natural Resources Research (PPLH-SDA) Syiah Kuala University again held Education and Training on Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) for the XXII Class, October 9-22, 2018 at the PPLH-SDA Unsyiah office, Darussalam. The training was opened by the Vice Rector I for the Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Marwan, Tuesday (10/9).
Marwan said, any development could have an impact on the environment, both positive and negative impacts. Therefore, Marwan hopes that this training can generate good understanding in bringing positive impacts and minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
"A good and professional EIA preparation is needed to minimize the negative impacts of development," said Marwan.
He also added that the preparation of EIA is not just a document, but also must be done with a feasibility study, so that environmental damage can be avoided.
Education and Training Coordinator, Dr. Nasrul AR, ST., MT, explained, this activity was carried out through cooperation between PPLH-SDA Unsyiah and the Education and Training Agency's Environmental and Forestry BPPs. In addition, this XXII Education and Training Program is sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) -Indonesia Program.
"In 2018 the WCS has a program on escorting infrastructure development in the western and eastern regions of Indonesia with a major concentration in Aceh Province. Therefore, WCS requested the PPLH-SDA Unsyiah to conduct this EIA education and training. "
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) -Program Indonesia representative, Ir. Sutisnawaty Nando, M. Sc., Said the EIA training was important to be done in order to foster awareness in maintaining wildlife habitat in the location of infrastructure development. For this reason, cooperation and involvement from decision makers in protecting the environment is needed. Moreover, according to him, in several districts in Indonesia the EIA is very lacking.
"The purpose of development is to improve the welfare of the community, but we must also conserve and protect the environment properly. "One of them is by increasing the capacity of human resources in Aceh to oversee the impact of development," he said.
This activity was followed by representatives of the Central Aceh Public Works and Spatial Planning Office, the Central Aceh Environmental Service, the Gayo Lues Environmental Service, the South Aceh Environment and Forestry Service, the Aceh Natural Resources Conservation Center, the Aceh Province DLHK, the Banda Aceh City Education Office and related institutions. (mks)