The NGO to Support for the Winning of Komodo or P2 Komodo has guaranteed that the Komodo would remained one of the finalists of The New 7 Wonders of Nature (‘Seven Wonders of the New World’), that the winners would be determined this year.
The P2 Komodo is the holder of televoting for The New 7 Wonders of Nature in Indonesia.
“As the Official Supporting Committee for the Komodo, we guarantee that the Komodo remains a finalist of the N7Wonders of Nature. Komodo has been selected by the world’s community to become finalist of the N7Wonders, and it will remain the way it is, and cannot be drawn by anyone. The Komodo is ready to get elected and be the winner of the 7 wonders of the world,” said Chairman of P2 Komodo, Emmy Hafild, through an official press release.
Previously, it was reported that the government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has withdrawn the Komodo from the N7Wonders of Nature competition.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has registered Komodo Island which is now being the 28th finalist of the competition that has been followed by 37 countries.
Emmy Hafild expressed that the entry of the Komodo dragons to become one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the New World would give an enormous impact on the position of Indonesia in the world. “Such economic advantages will be enjoyed by the state and surrounding communities as well as the Komodo dragons themselves for the conservation efforts. Therefore, we regret the withdrawn of such support,” she said.
However, Emmy added, because the competition has been a popular global competition, the selection was in the hands of the world’s community. “The legitimacy of the Komodo Island as one of the 7 wonders of the world is not determined by any government, but from the sounds of the world’s community,” she said.
She explained that voting via SMS has been expected to facilitate the collections of support for the Komodo. “Customers simply type in KOMODO and send it to 9818 via the Telkomsel, Indosat and XL operators. The SMS tariff is IDR 1,000, that is almost entirely given to P2 Komodo to manage the promotional activities of the Komodo,” she concluded. (ms)