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Regency of Bengkalis: Commitment to Boost Palm Oil Plantation Quality and Productivity



Special doc./ Regency of Bengkalis did socialization about palm oil plantation infrastructures in 2024 in the hall of Sub district of Bukit Batu, Tuesday (11/6/24).
Regency of Bengkalis: Commitment to Boost Palm Oil Plantation Quality and Productivity

InfoSAWIT, BUKIT BATU - Regency of Bengkalis is always committed to encourage and escalate palm oil plantation quality and productivity in the district. Regent of Bengkalis through his expert staff in government, legal, and politics, Ed Effendi said when inaugurating the socialization about palm oil plantation infrastructures in 2024 in the hall of Sub district of Bukit Batu, Tuesday (11/6/24).

In the event, Ed Effendi mentioned that through Plantation Agency Regency of Bengkalis, the government wanted to inform every smallholder about the chance to accelerate smallholders’ palm oil plantation development.

Regency of Bengkalis itself has vast palm oil plantations. The plantation statistic data in 2023 mentioned, they laid on about 336,732.72 hectares or 88.72% of the total plantations. The smallholders reached 99,929 families or 67.76% of the total planters in every sub district in the regency.

One big chance that smallholders should take advantages, Ed continued, was plantation infrastructures that Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) funded through the Regulation of Minister of Agriculture Number 19 / 2023. "This would be the big chance for every planter in Negeri Junjungan to take advantages according to available procedures,” Ed said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of Regency of Bengkalis, Wednesday (12/6/2024).

The plantation infrastructures that could be taken for advantages are smallholders replanting program to escalate the production and productivity. It is hoped to maximize the planters’ income and welfare. In the same chance, the regent also urged head of Plantation Agency Regency of Bengkalis and other related parties to monitor and develop the program because it would be one thing that would determine the success of palm oil plantation business and economic development in Indonesia in a whole.

Head of Plantation Agency Regency of Bengkalis, Azmir in his speech also hoped that every smallholder would get the big chance to get plantation infrastructure helps. “Let us develop good communication and coordination. We would be ready to lay a hand according to every available procedure and regulation,” Azmir said.

In the same chance, Head of Sub district of Bukit Batu, Acil Asyno said about the program from Regent Kasmarni especially in plantation sector, which was, labor insurance namely for palm oil plantation workers. “We delivered and socialized to many heads of villages to get data. This is the care of our regent to guarantee the work safety of every worker in palm oil plantations in this regency,” Acil said. (T2)


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