InfoSAWIT, SAMARINDA – Governor of East Kalimantan, Isran Noor thought after the idea to implement profit sharing from palm oil, there came up a proposal to develop palm oil downstream sectors.
He did not agree with that because for all these years palm oil producer regions do get nothing. After the idea came up, many start delivering arguments namely to develop downstream industries and replanting program. “The fund is needed to accelerate infrastructure development,” Noor said, as quoted from Korankaltim.
But he did not deny the proposal to implement biodiesel 35% or B35 which is mixed to diesel as the alternative fuel. He supports many mills to produce B35 in the province. He thought this would be new investment for many stakeholders in East Kalimantan.
He also suggested Special Economic Zone Maloy Batuta Trans Kalimantan (MBTK) in District of East Kutai as the right one to develop mill. MBTK Special Economic Zone would have massive potential because it is near to the location of material. There are many palm oil plantations around,” he said.
He firmly told it is not need to develop biodiesel industries by using profit sharing which many palm oil plantation regions struggle for. “Profit sharing should be delivered back to every region that produces palm oil,” he said. (T2)