JAKARTA (ANTARA) – PT Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE), one of Korindo Group’s business units in oil palm plantation division has started a cooperation with Korea Indonesia Forest Center (KIFC) to give a joint support towards peatland conservation activity in Kampar Peninsula, to be exact in a project area of REDD+, a cooperation between Korea and Indonesia in Tasik Besar Serkap Forest Management Unit (FMU). The purpose of this cooperation is to participate in peatland protection from various issues, reduce greenhouse gas, and increase knowledge of the apparatus.
The cooperation was signed in Jakarta and is valid for one year, starting from June 1st 2019 till May 31st 2020. The environmental conservation project is located in Kampar Peninsula, one of the largest peatland forests in Riau Province.
“Although we have more operations in Kalimantan and Papua, we also want to continue to support and contribute to environmental and forest conservation in other regions as our form of concern towards the environment in Indonesia,” said the President Director of PT TSE, Robert Seung.
This cooperation includes three types of activities that will be carried out. First, area mapping using a method of taking pictures from above in a special cooperation block of 14,722 ha. The result from this method of taking pictures from above will be used to identify areas prone to issues so it could be a source of analysis to obtain preventive action in the future.
Second, there will be a protection in the special cooperation block in TBS FMU, which is meant to maintain the security of the project area from various issues and to protect the project’s assets on the field.
The last activity is giving training to increase the ability of the staff at Tasik Besar Serkap Forest Management Unit (TBS FMU) in implementing their duties on the field. This training will include techniques in biomass data collection above the ground, measurement of peat thickness, and social and economic data collection. Experts from several universities and within the country will be involved as facilitators in this training.
In carrying out these three activities, TSE and Tasik Besar Serkap FMU will create a synergy with Korea Indonesia Forest Center (KIFC) and SG Consulting.
“This cooperation is a quite important contribution from the company, particularly in its efforts to actively participate in environmental conservation and sustainability in Indonesia,” he concluded.
Source : antaranews.com