Research Team of the National Development University "Veteran" (UPNV) of Yogyakarta Dr Jatmika Setiawan noted here on Saturday that the International Geopark Assessment Team comprises Prof. Dr Datuk Ibrahim bin Komoo from Malaysia, Dr Hanang Samudra, and Ir. Budi Martono from Indonesia.
"The assessment team will evaluate the seven geosites that include the geological reserve area (KCAG)," he remarked.
According to the data, seven geosites included in the KCAG are "petroleum geo-heritage" The Little Texas Wonocolo, in Kedewan Sub-district.
Furthermore, the other sites are Kayangan Api in Sendangharjo Village, Ngasem District; Dung Lantung in Drenges Village, Sugihwaras Sub-district; and location of the ancient shark fossil findings in Jono Village, Temayang Sub-District.
Hence, Setiawan has called on the region to prepare various requirements related to the national geopark assessment activities of the petroleum expanse, as the team will also visit the location in addition to reading the report.
"The UPNV of the Yogyakarta team that has been accompanying Bojonegoro will prepare the National Geopark Reports of the petroleum expanse in addition to in English and French," he revealed.
He has estimated that if all goes as planned, then the assessment team will propose to the UNESCO to make the national oil expanse as an international geopark by the end of 2018.
Head of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Bojonegoro Amir Syahid expressed readiness to receive the International Geopark Assessment Team.
"Of course, we are ready to receive an assessment of the International Geopark Team," he asserted.
Earlier, Disbudpar had held a dialog by inviting various parties in Yogyakarta to hold a discussion on making a national geopark of a petroleum expanse in cooperation with Jakarta Martini Suarsa Designer on May 25.
Moreover, a memorandum of understanding on the development of Jonegoroan batik of Bojonegoro was inked between Disbudpar and Martini Suarsa.(*)