As a form of international level cooperation, Lambung Mangkurat University holds a 2019 Summer Course Colombo New Plan Program entitled “Mining Closure and Forest Rehabilitation in Ex-Mining Area: Mitigating of Ecological Impacts”. This activity was attended by two professors and 24 students from Newcastle University Australia. This series of 2019 Summer Course activities will be held from July 1 to 14, 2019. During the next 14 days, participants will visit diamond mining in Martapura, PT. Adaro in Tabalong, Loksado in Hulu Sungai Selatan, and PT. JBG in Tanah Laut Regency. The purpose of this program is to enable participants to learn how to manage post-mining land and how to rehabilitate post-mining forests.
The opening of this event was held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the 1st floor Hall of the ULM and was attended by Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Public Relations, Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Yudi Firmanul Arifin, M.Sc., Director of International Office ULM Arief Budiman, along with representatives from PT Adaro Indonesia, PT. JBG, and PT. Gawi Makmur Kalimantan which conveyed a little general description of mining and oil plantation in South Kalimantan.
In his remarks, Prof. Yudi said that ULM has grade A for accreditation. ULM is the right place for participants to learn about mining especially in wetland environments. He also hoped that in the third edition of the Summer Course Program, all participants could enjoy the trip and receive many lessons, not only in terms of mining, but also culture and tourism in South Kalimantan.