PT Asuransi Dayin Mitra Tbk is aware that the impact of natural disasters always cause a lot of loss of both life and material, this is because of the lack of awareness and preparedness of the community in facing the threat of risk. The earthquake that occurred accompanied by a tsunami resulted in damaged coastal areas. On the other hand, Indonesia’s coastal areas are dense with settlements and development. One of them is the coastal area of DKI Jakarta which is the Capital of Indonesia, which has a high level of vulnerability to the tsunami disaster.
At this time the existence of mangrove ecosystems in the coastal areas of DKI Jakarta Province has decreased along with progression of development that has changed the function of the area from protected to aquaculture functions. This coast was tilled by dozens of illegal fishers, and it was restored in 1998. Changing the area from forest to fishpond area not only removes trees but also destroys nature and mangrove ecosystems.
Mangrove forest conservation is urgently needed in Jakarta, where the forest is able to absorb large waves including tsunamis, it can also absorb carbon dioxide 5 times more than tropical forests in the highlands. And last but not least is its function as a habitat and shade for several species of wildlife.
In order to mitigate the impact of the tsunami, and at the same time to protect coastal areas from the threat of abrasion, sea breezes, salt water infiltration towards the mainland, as well as maintaining coastal and marine productivity, it is necessary to preserve and protect mangrove forests. For that reason, on August 28, 2019, PT Asuransi Dayin Mitra Tbk through Dayin Care collaborated together with the Indonesian General Insurance Association (AAUI), the Trisakti Insurance Management College (STMA Trisakti) and the Trisakti Communication Media College (STMK Trisakti) was planting 1,000 mangrove seedlings in the Great Forest of Muara Angke.