PANGKALAN BUN – PT Korintiga Hutani created a collaboration with Sungai Kuning Village, Pangkalan Banteng Subdistrict, West Kotawaringin Regency on land utilization to make it more productive in the local village. The partnership collaboration is focused on the community’s economy.
The collaboration was symbolically inaugurated with an opening ceremony on the collaboration and the planting of Eucalyptus pellita in the land that became the area for community economic empowerment. The Head of Sungai Kuning Village, Masrudin stated that this collaboration is hoped to be able to improve people’s economy as well as give other impacts namely adequate road access improvement for village residents.
“The seeds of Eucalyptus plants came from PT Korintiga Hutani, and were planted in the community land. The land rights still belong to the community, meanwhile the seedlings and all equipments for the maintenance and wood sales will be coordinated with Korindo Group,” said the village head.
Meanwhile, the Director of PT Korintiga Hutani, Park Jong Myung in his welcoming speech said the this kind of collaboration has been held since 2009 in various villages in North Arut Subdistrict and villages in Lamandau Regency. The same scheme was finally expanded to Sungai Kuning Village and the surrounding area within Pangkalan Banteng Subdistrict. To date, the total area of forest land with Partnership Scheme in collaboration with Korindo Group already reached more than 3,800 hectares and people interested in the collaboration are welcome to submit an application.
According to him, this collaboration was build through MoU and there was no collateral, and this collaboration implements win-win principle and does not burden each other. In addition, the partnership scheme will make idle lands belong to the community more productive and can be a solution to prevent land fire. Afterwards, the entire fund for seedlings and others will be provided by Korindo Group. Including planting, the company will take full responsibility.
“In this collaboration, we are also hoping for the support from the regional government, so there would win-win synergy for both the community and the company,” he said. Vice Regent of West Kotawaringin, Ahmadi Riansyah, who attended the event, stated that the Government of West Kotawaringin Regency gives full support towards the collaboration, however he also asked the parties to be selective regarding the land legality involved in the collaboration so there would not be an issue in the future. This collaboration is hoped to become an example for other villages which, if succeeded, can be followed by other villages.
“I’d like to say, prior to collaboration, there were verification and selection processes on land, including on land legality. This collaboration must give mutual benefit and I hope will give good impact to the people’s economy,” he said in a hopeful tone.
Following the welcoming speech, the vice regent alongside other invited guests joined the symbolic planting of Eucalyptus pellita which was witnessed by the local community.
Source : sampit.prokal.co