InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MF) Indonesian Republic did proactive things to solve the conflicts that involved palm oil plantation corporates.
MEF claimed 90 percent of palm oil plantations that were indicated to operate the business in forest regions have dealt with the permits as regulated in Undang-Undang Cipta Kerja (UUCK).
General Secretary of MEF, Bambang Hendroyono believed that in one or next two days, every stakeholder involved could be into the legal subject. This refers to Laws Number 11 / 2020 or known as UUCK that mandated the limit time to solve palm oil plantations in forest regions on 2 November 2023.
UUCK is divided into two clusters of typologies, they are, Chapter 110A and Chapter Chapter 110B. Chapter 110A covers palm oil plantations that got plantation business permit and got spatial permits as they were published but in production forests, protected forests, and conservation forests. While Chapter 110B covers the solution for palm oil plantations that develop in production forests, protected forests, and conservation forests but have no forestry permit.
"Central Kalimantan and Riau are the focuses because in Chapter 110 we called it dispute of space and dispute of regulation,” he said, as quoted from Antara.
According to MEF, palm oil plantations in forest regions laid on about 3,37 million hectares in Indonesia. The numbers covered conversion forests about 91.074 hectares, in protected forests about 156.119 hectares, in permanent production forests about 501.572 hectares, in limited production forests about 1,49 million hectares, and in conversion production forests about 1,13 million hectares.
Palm Oil Governance Task Force obliged every palm oil plantation corporate to register their institution through Sistem Informasi Perizinan Perkebunan (Siperibun) belonging to General Directorate of Plantation Ministry of Agriculture. Every stakeholder that disobey every available permit would get administration sanction or even penalty in forest crime.
Bambang Hendroyono emphasized every procedure in Forestry Laws would deliver legal for palm oil plantations and they would not operate anymore in forestry regions. “The procedures in Forestry Law would deliver the legal and they (palm oil plantations) would not be in forestry regions,” he said. (T2)