InfoSAWIT, PALANGKARAYA - 22 provinces in Indonesia are palm oil and its derivative producers and deliver exchange for Indonesia about Rp 500 billion in every year.
"We have to be compact. Palm oil plantation regions in Indonesia should be compact and claim to get profits sharing,” Governor of East Kalimantan Province, DR. H Isran Noor said in the talkshow of The 5th Borneo Forum at Ballroom Kahayan Swiss Belhotel Danum Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan by the late of August 2022.
The central government through Ministry of Finance, he continued, put citation on crude palm oil (CPO) export up to 250 to 500 United States dollar per ton.
For the policy, he continued, the regional government, namely the producers could do nothing but in fact, they delivered exchange for the country.
“The government should re-think fair about the regions where palm oil develops. Whatever the name is, or profit sharing or anything, the most important thing, the regions should get the result from what a region produced, including palm oil,” he said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of East Kalimantan Plantation Agency.
The number one man in Benua Etam also proposed that the regions producing palm oil should be compact and unified to manage CPO citation for the regional economy.
“It should not be 250 dollar or even 500 dollars. That is too much. Just one hundred dollars per ton. We should claim it to the central government so that the regions get it or profit sharing,” Noor said.
The former regent of East Kutai also calculated CPO production in total that was produced in Indonesia or exported to many countries. The numbers could be 20 million tons. He said, if the numbers – 20 million tons of CPO times 100 dollar, there would be 2 billion dollars collected (by the government).
“The numbers of cash would develop many things but the calcaltors could not count it anymore,” he said with a smile and the participants in the 5th Borneo Forum which consisted of stakeholders and smallholders in Kalimantan, clapped their hands. (T2)