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About this province

Posting date : 2016-07-01 21:47:42 | author : syam

Central Kalimantan with capital is Palangkaraya is the biggest province in Kalimantan island with less population and large natural tropical rainforest as the huge of the world. Central kalimantan was established at May 23th, 1957 with rights no. 10/1957 as otonom area.

The first pole for the city of palangkaraya was lied by first president of indonesia soekarno at July 17th, 1957 as the simbol of the capital of this province where the first name of the city was Pahandut then 1n 1958 was changed to be Palangkaraya and the first Governor was Tjilik riwut at December 23, 1959.

Spanning across 153,564 km², Central Kalimantan is Indonesia’s third largest province and has 13 districts and 1 city, 129 subdistricts, 136 kelurahan, 1,344 villages and 67 Kademangan (Note: kelurahan and villages are basically two identical local levels of government, the former is used in cities, the latter is used in rural areas). The Province of Central Kalimantan became Indonesia’s fifth full member of the GCF in 2010. It occupies an area of 153,564 km with just 2.2 million people, resulting in very low population density. The capital of the Province is Palangkaraya. There are 13 local government Districts and 1500 urban and rural villages. Overall 67% of the population live in rural areas, where villages tend to be distributed along the banks of the 11 large rivers which flow from the central mountains to the Java Sea. The largest ethnic group are the indigenous Dayaks, but there are significant numbers of official and economic migrants from Java, Bali and Sulawesi in both rural and urban settlements. Poverty remains a major issue particularly in rural areas because of the difficulty and cost of transport and communication and the impact that this has on basic human services delivery. Education and health services in the hinterland are poor and this is reflected in their Human Development Index (HDI).

Despite the low population, Central Kalimantan has suffered serious and widespread environmental degradation. From 1996 to 1999 it was the sight of the so-called mega rice project which impacted one million hectares of peat swamp forests which were cleared and 4000 km of canals constructed. The continuing legacy of this period has been the draining of the peats in the dry season leading to high emissions of GHG’s through oxidation and through annual dry season fires. Central Kalimantan has about 3 million hectares of Peat soils, equaling West, East and South Kalimantan combined. The extent of the impact of the clearing of the swamp forests for agriculture and estate crops can be appreciated from the forest figures which show only 865,000 hectares of remaining swamp forest compared to 1.4 million hectares of secondary forest and a further 1.1 million hectares of degraded shrubland. Of the original area of peat, 80% is subject to the danger of seasonal fire or oxidation. Restoration of the damaged peat ecosystems is a high priority of the Provincial Government and is also identified as a priority through Presidential Instruction.

Management of the remaining forests in Central Kalimantan is subject to continuing discussion and planning. 12.6 million hectares remains within the national forest estate with a further 2.8 million in other land use categories. Negotiations are continuing to firm up the zoning of the forest land, but proposed changes have greatly increased the proportion within the Protection Forest category where its role in hydrologic regulation and reduced soil carbon emissions is regarded as critical. Central Kalimantan has been pursuing a low carbon development strategy in line with national policies. In 2010, Central Kalimantan was chosen to serve as a pilot Province for REDD+ development following the LOI between Norway and Indonesia. In 2005 it established a “green” policy framework which evolved in 2010 to a vision of Central Kalimantan as a “Green and Clean Province”.  The province is the site for the Australia-Indonesia Forest Carbon Partnership REDD+ Demonstration Project which aims to reduce emissions on 135 000 hectares of degraded peatlands. It also hosts a number of other private investment REDD+ Projects and is a participant in the Heart of Borneo trans-boundary conservation project.

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Aquarius Hotel palangkaraya (4*)

Address : Jl. Imam bonjol, Phone : 0536 3242121 Fax : 0536 3242122, Palangkaraya.
Last update : 2016-06-30 12:04:01

Description :
The four star hotel in town with has facilities : Executive pub & cafe, Free WIFI, Non smoking room, the location just about 15 minutes to tjilik riwut airport. This hotel has 110 rooms with all include breakfast. ...

Luwansa Hotel (4*)

Address : Jl. G. Obos, Phone : 0536 3242828 Fax : 0536 3242929 Palangkaraya
Last update : 2016-06-30 12:00:40

Description :
The new four star hotel in Palangkaraya with 96 rooms non smoking area, just about 20 minutes to Tjilik riwut airport. ...

Amaris Hotel (2*)

Address : Jl. Letjend S. Parman No. 60A, Phone : 0536 3223888 Fax : 0536 323899 palangkaraya
Last update : 2016-06-30 12:05:23

Description :
The minimalis hotel link of Santika with 63 room in the city center of palangkaraya near with the Kahayan bridge where you can see the view of the bridge on the river. From this hotel to Airport takes about 15 ...

Batu suli hotel internasional (2*)

Address : Jl. Raden saleh No. 4, Palangkaraya
Last update : 2016-07-01 22:53:38

Description :
Hotel in town with swimming pool is a new renovated hotel with local taste with internasional service, medium budget and close to government office and just 15 minute to tjilik riwut airport and 5 minute to kahayan river ...

Upon arrival at the airport, meeting service then Proceed to Kumai to get our boat. Onboard, crossing Kumai river in
On arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, meeting service then transfer to Kumai, seaport and the gate to reach National Park.
Palangkaraya the capital city of central Kalimantan has a unique culture where there were many etnics live in the city

Low budget Flight

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Low budget land Transport

For our client with limited budget who want to travel to Orangutan from the main gate city in Banjarmasin we offer the service for public bus where you can taket it to reach the park, just with the air condition bus takes about 16 hours