InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The Government of Indonesia is dealing with urgency until 2 November 2023 to solve palm oil plantation permits in forest regions. It is regulated in the Laws Number 11 / 2020 about Undang – Undang Cipta Kerja (UUCK). The permit solution would be divided into two typologies, they are, Chapter 110 A and Chapter 110 B with the target areas about 3,37 million hectares.
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 or illegal one.
General Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF), Bambang Hendroyono claimed 90 percent of palm oil plantations that were indicated to operate the business in forest regions have been solved managed by Chapter 110A. The permits were from palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan about 516.000 hectares, then Riau, Jambi, South Sumatera, North Sumatera, West Sumatera, Kepulauan Riau, Bangka Belitung, East Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan.
He also emphasized that every planter should immediately deal with forest region release namely those who knew the policy. He also took them to propose and report the mechanism both to related ministries and fill the form in Sistem Informasi Perizinan Perkebunan (Siperibun).
As quoted from Bisnis.com, Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/National Land Agency, Hadi Tjahjanto said that palm oil plantation permit governance in forest regions now runs well. Many planters registered their plantations to get forest region release status. But in association with permit registration time to get longer, Hadi said that everything would be discussed with the related instances for the next couples of days.
Facing the deadline, the government also took related instances to cooperate, obey every available regulation to solve palm oil plantations in forest regions. (T2)