The governor stated here on Friday that some peatland observers from across the world have come to South Sumatra to obtain firsthand information on how to save and improve the peatland areas in the province.
According to Noerdin, six institutions from Britain and other countries, including the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have planned to develop the peatland areas in South Sumatra as the first ecoregion in the world.
He noted that one of the activities planned to be conducted is to restore and preserve the peatland areas in South Sumatra.
The governor further added that the global community has chalked out several plans for South Sumatra, the first of which is to restore the peatland areas in the province.
"So, if they begin working on it this month, the province will probably start reaping the results in December and in the future," the governor remarked.
He said the team of researchers from ZSL will directly visit the peatland areas on October 12 to immediately start the mapping process.
Noerdin affirmed that the ecoregion area will be established in South Sumatra and will be converted into a national park in a bid to preserve it.