Mt Rinjani park cancels plan to separate male, female tents
Head of the Mount Rinjani National Park Agency (TNGR), Sudiyono, says TNGR has canceled a plan to separate male and female tents along its hiking trail amid public outcry following its announcement.
“Regarding the idea to separate male and female tents in the Rinjani hiking area, which might have sparked controversy, we underline that the program will not be implemented because it is not TNGR’s priority,” he said in a statement.
Previously, Sudiyono said TNGR planned to introduce the plan to Rinjani stakeholders, stating that the idea to separate male and female tents had come from the people living around Rinjani who believed that last year’s earthquakes were caused by the disrespectful activities of hikers. The plan was also part of TNGR’s effort to support halal tourism endorsed by the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) administration, Sudiyono said in a previous interview.
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Posted: 22 Jun 2019 05:27:18