PAPUA, 24 February 2020 – On Friday 14, PT. Berkat Cipta Abadi (BCA), a subsidiary of Korindo that operates in Papua, transferred 2,280 hectares of mature plasma1 plantation to the Ziid Kiwab Bersatu (ZKB) Cooperative in Selil Village, located in the Ulilin District, part of the Merauke Regency.
This is the realization of the first and largest plasma plantation in Papua. The developed land is equivalent to 20% of the total area of the company’s estate and has been officially transferred to the cooperative in accordance with the Indonesian government regulations.
“In accordance with the company’s commitment to provide the best contribution and tangible welfare to the community around the company’s operations, we from the company, hope that the partnership will continue in the future in order to improve the standard of living and social welfare of the community, and is expected to contribute to local revenue and environmental preservation,” said Director of PT. Berkat Cipta Abadi, Yoo Jae Kwan.
Jae Kwan, who was in charge of the ceremony to transfer the plantation, was accompanied by representatives of the Merauke Regency government, the Head of the Selil Village, the head of the Subur Village, the head of the Ulilin Village, the head of the Aiwat Village, and the religious leader of Muting Parochial Church, Sony Walewawan PR.
The ceremony was welcomed joyfully by the community, as the plantation had become a necessity to help improve the community’s economy.
“Thank you to Korindo Group. We, the communities, are very happy because this plasma plantation is a necessity and has been our dream for a long time, now finally being realized. And on this occasion the company has transferred plasma plantations as our activity unit so that it can help improve the community’s economy,” said Chief II of ZKB Cooperative, Yustinus Ukurop.
The company’s decision to transfer the plasma plantations also received appreciation from the local government.
“We really appreciate PT. BCA for its concern for the community, especially in improving the welfare and independence of the community. Hopefully the company and the community can continue to partner and work together in order to improve the standard of living of the people in this village. We hope that Korindo Group will open plasma plantations in other areas,” said Head of Ulilin District, Jhon Mahuzeptian.
It is expected that Korindo subsidiaries will keep developing plasma plantations in all its concessions.
1 Land assigned to farmers in an amount equivalent to 20% of the total area of company estate as stipulated under the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 39 of 2014 on Plantation