2 December 2019 Mowilex Supports Makassar Government in Building Stilt Houses Makassar, December 2, 2019 – Three new stilt houses have been built by the local community on Lakkang Island and is part of a program from the Housing Research and Development Office, Zone III, of the Indonesian Ministry of Public Housing and Public Works. Mowilex fully supports this program by providing paints for the stilt houses which use Zephyr bamboo as building materials from the Maros Production Unit, which is managed by the community. “We are glad to be able to support the Makassar government by contributing to this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of painting iconic traditional stilt houses which are hoped to be a tourist attraction to Lakkang Island. Also, we also sincerely hope to be able to contribute by training correct painting methods,” says Dewi Rotty, Mowilex Regional Manager for the Sulawesi region. Iqbal Suhaeb as Interim Mayor of Makassar has inaugurated three stilt houses painted with Mowilex Woodstain 502 and Mowilex Woodstain 403. The houses were designed by Arsitek Komunitas (Arkom) Makassar in South Sulawesi. “We hope that by having the community build these homes by their own efforts, we can ameliorate the quality of homes on Lakkang, and since the Lakkang region is part of a tourist area with these bamboo-based model stilt homes can support tourist activities [such as] enabling homestays for tourists visiting Lakkang Island,” said Iqbal Suhaeb. “With proper management as well as clean and comfortable facilities, the number of visitors may see an increase, especially when homestays are offered through websites that can be easily accessed by tourists that will visit Lakkang Island,” he added. It is hoped with proper management as well as readily available clean and comfortable facilities, there will be an increase in the number of tourists visiting Lakkang Island, To help increase and grow the local community’s economy, the Housing Research and Development Office, Zone III, can work together with other parties including Mowilex in carrying out bamboo plant management training as well as future painting projects using Mowilex Woodstain. Bamboo plants are also hoped to be used for handicrafts to increase tourist attraction to the island as well as to boost the local economy.