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365 Palm Oil Plantation Companies Proposed Bleaching through Chapter 110A and 110B

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365 Palm Oil Plantation Companies Proposed Bleaching through Chapter 110A and 110B

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar published 21 decisions that legalized or bleached palm oil plantations in forest regions. This is through the mechanism in Chapter 110A and 110B Undang-undang (UU) Cipta Kerja.

General Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) and Chairman of Task Force Team of Monitoring and control in UUCK, Bambang Hendroyono told that until now the bleaching was proposed by 365 companies with Chapter 110A mechanism, and 49 ones through Chapter 110B. The government targeted palm oil plantation release from forest regions at 2.130 companies with the total indicated areas would lay on about 3,37 million hectares.

Bambang also told some of the plantations are developing in the legal areas but categorized in forest regions in the Laws Number 26 / 2007 about Spatial Plans. “Some palm oil plantations do not havel legality, do not have forest release docuemnts where they operate,” he said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from Tempo, Saturday (30/3/2024).

Prior, palm oil plantation owners that operated in forest regions would get crime sanction. But through UUCK, the government adopted administration fine approach as the remedium ultimatum. This enables them to propose forest release permit and access plantation legal.

The bleaching process involved taskforce team, such as, Palm Oil Industrial Governance and Optimizing Revenue Taskforce. The government also planned to accelerate the process by targeting, as least, until September 2024 the last.

Coordinator Minister in Economy, Airlangga Hartarto told that by handing over the legal for palm oil plantation companies in forest region, it would be the strategy in Indonesia to face European Union Deforestation Regulation. This would be very important to renew palm oil images of Indonesia about deforestation issues.

The cooperation between Ministry of Agriculture and Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency should also accelerate palm oil plantation bleacing as integral part of what Indonesia is doing to get better palm ol images in the globe. (T2)