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South Korea’s Minister of Forestry Visits Industrial Forest in West Kotawaringin

By 18 July 2018October 6th, 2021Group News3 min read

Pangkalan Bun (Antaranews Kalteng) – The Minister of Forestry of South Korea, Kim Jae Hyun, accompanied by South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, Kim Chang Beom, visited the industrial forest plantation in Central Kalimantan Province, on Wednesday.

The Industrial Forest visited is KORINDO Group’s affiliated company and located in Natai Peramuan, Kumai Hulu Administrative Village, Kumai Sub-District, West Kotawaringin Regency.

“In Indonesia, South Korean investors in the forestry sector are about 16 companies. One of those 16 companies is located in West Kotawaringin Regency (Kobar). As the Forestry Minister, I want to see the activities of those investors. That is the reason why we are visiting Kobar,” said Kim Jae Hyun.

He admitted that before visiting Kobar Regency, he had first come to Lombok, specifically the Tuna area. His visit to Lombok was due to the cooperation between South Korea and Indonesia.

Kim Jae said, after visiting Lombok, he went straight to Jakarta and conducted a meeting with the Environment and Forestry Minister of Indonesia. The meeting discussed a number of issues and formed a mutual coordination.

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The visit of the Forestry Minister and the Ambassador of South Korea to Indonesia was welcomed by the Vice Regent of Kobar, Ahmadi Riansyah.

Ahmadi said the purpose of the visit is not only to see firsthand the investment activities in Kobar as a cooperation between South Korea and Indonesia, but also to see if there are other business investment opportunities, while also conducting a comparison study and a direct visit to the factory located in Natai Peramuan Village, Kumai Sub-District.

“The Forestry Minister and the South Korean Ambassador are scheduled to see Tanjung Puting National Park. Implicitly, there was nothing too principal in what they conveyed, just a normal visit, because the Minister said that about ten years ago, the Minister of Forestry of South Korea has also visited here, so this became a follow-up visit,” said Ahmadi.