The completion ceremony of the construction of crossing bridge at Sentul Eco-Edu Tourism Forest (SEETF) was held on 27th June 2019. The ceremony was attended by:
- Director of Korea Indonesia Forest Center/KIFC (Mr. KIM Youngchul);
- Counselor of the Korean Embassy to Indonesia (Mr. IM Youngsuk);
- Director of Marketing and Business Development of Perum Perhutani (Mr. Bambang Catur Wahyudi)
- The Regent of Bogor, represented by the Secretary of public work service (Mr. Anwar Anggana)
- Co-Director of KIFC (Mr. Sugeng Marsudiarto) and
- other invitees about 50 people in total
On his speech, the Director of KIFC (Mr. KIM Youngchul) expressed his appreciation for the support from all the parties during the construction of the bridge, and he expected that the bridge could be a kind of magnet to make more people coming to SEETF. Furthermore, he invited other parties to give support for the development of SEETF. Mr. Bambang Catur, the Director of Marketing and Business Development of Perum Perhutani expressed his thanks and appreciation to the KIFC, for the support for the operation of SEETF so far, and also for the construction of the bridge. And he expected that SEETF could be more developed.
The representative of the Regent of Bogor, appreciated KIFC and Perum Perhutani for the development of eco-tourism at SEETF. Bogor Regency has many places for eco-tourism, so SEETF is expected to be one of the favorite destination, because of its strategic location.
At the ceremony, the Director of KIFC, Director of Marketing and Business Development of Perum Perhutani and the representative of the Regent of Bogor, together signed the inscription of the inauguration, and together with the Counselor and also the Head of Regional Office of Perum Perhutani, planted mahony tree and cutting the ribbon of the inauguration.
The construction of the crossing bridge at SEETF was started on 3rd January 2019, and was completed on 20th June 2019. During the period of the construction, there were twice major floods in the river at SEETF. The first was on 15th February 2019, and the second was on 10th May 2019. The two floods destroyed the temporary bridge that was used for crossing the river during the construction of the main bridge. The floods also destroyed the river bank. The floods make the completion of the construction of the bridge, delay for weeks.
The length of the bridge is 31 meters, and the width is 1.4 meters. The main construction of the bridge uses steel material, and the wooden part of the bridge uses first class timber, that is Ulin (Eusideroxylon zwageri), that is also known as iron timber. (SGM)