JAKARTA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia hailed on Monday the inscription of Rinjani volcano in eastern province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) in the UNESCO Global Geoparks in the recent UNESCO Executive Board meeting held in Paris, France.
"The inscription of Rinjani volcano in UNESCO Global Geopark would be an effective way to further promote the tourism in the province," Rinjani Geopark General Manager Chairul Mahsul said in a statement on Monday.
He said an event to hand over the official document that certifies Rinjani as a UNESCO Global Geopark would be conducted in Italy in September.
Rinjani Geopark was scheduled to host Asia Pacific Geopark meeting in 2019, he added.
Standing at 3,726 meters above sea level, Rinjani volcano is one of the favorite places for mountain climbers for its beautiful sceneries.
The volcano is part of 41,330 hectares of Rinjani Geopark conservancy area developed by the province. It is expected to be expanded up to 76,000 hectares.