InfoSAWIT, BELITUNG – Palm oil plantation company, PT Sahabat Mewah dan Makmur (SMM) by the late of August 2022 cooperated with Sub district of Dendang to socialize about fire in the forest and area prevention, patrol the hotspot and locations of fire vulnerability in the sub district.
The socialization was about to deliver awareness and get the local people to secure their surroundings namely those who live around the areas where are potential to get fire.
In his speech, General Manager SMM, Ridwan Damanik said, the socialization was about to empower synergy among the stakeholders to prevent the fire in the forest and areas as soon as very possible by delivering understanding to the people and other to be active and manage or cultivate their agricultural areas from the fire threats together. “It is the same responsibility to prevent the fire in the forests and areas and we have to prevent it together,” Damanik said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (31/8/2022)
In the fire prevention, SMM put announcement boards about the fire in public places, strategic spots where the people always pass by. The company also increased the coordination with related instances to anticipate the fire in the forests and areas. The company also did early detection and intensive monitoring where the hotspot could potentially appear in the concession areas by making field patrol or other monitoring systems, such as, from the tower, drone, or others.
Shoufian, Head of Sub district of Dendang told that the officers in the sub district commit to prevent the fire in the forests and areas by delivering education for the people about fire prevention and band to new planting by fire. The sub district would always be in coordination with others to escalate the awareness of the danger of the fire. (T2)