BPKP West Kalimantan Audited Palm Oil Plantations

BPKP West Kalimantan Audited Palm Oil Plantations

InfoSAWIT, PONTIANAK – As the way to escalate palm oil plantation governance, Badan Pengawas Keuangan dan Pembangunan (BPKP) West Kalimantan started auditing palm oil industrial governance in the province starting from Monday (29/8/2022).

In the process, the audit was joined by every representative of BPKP to monitor their work units, such as, PT. Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN), inspectorate, agencies in West Kalimantan Province, districts/cities, offices of agrarian affairs and spatial/National Land Agency in the province, districts/cities.

Assistant II Secretariat of West Kalimantan Province, Ignasius IK said, the meeting would be the high commitment from the central government and province, district governments in West Kalimantan to support and develop superior commodity based - industries in national and regional scales, such as, palm oil.

In the industrial perspective, palm oil cultivation in the province is supported by 121 mills in 12 districts within the capacity that reached 5.915 tons/fresh fruit bunch (FFB) /hour; the used capacity reached up to 4.820 tons/FFB/hour (81,49%) and 9 mills in 6 districts within the capacity up to 390 tons/FFB/hour and also the used capacity up to 375 tons/FFB/hour (96,15%).

“The production from many mills is in the form of crude palm oil (CPO) still. There is only one palm cooking oil factory in Pontianak (PT.Wilmar),” Ignasius IK said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of West Kalimantan Province, Tuesday (30/8/2022)

He also mentioned, red palm oil is very potential to be developed in the province by developing downstream industries in the regions to develop more additional values for them.

Developing downstream industries could encourage the mills to diversify many products or get more investments (cooperation/Enterprises/Village Enterprises) by advantaging and implementing technology which is adaptable to CPO.

“It needs to notice namely for the CPO export limits which delivered multi-effects and multi-dimension (the loss for the planters, decreasing exports, and decreasing tax income) which do not recover until now,” he said.

Ignatius also mentioned, the audit would be for special goals and inspection that the representatives of BPKP in West Kalimantan Province would do.

The provincial government really hoped the supports from districts/cities, such as, the related agencies/institutions. In this case, they are the Office of Agrarian Affairs/National Land Agency to deliver information and data needed to conduct the audit to get the whole real description and condition about palm oil industrial governance in West Kalimantan Province. (T2)