PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) is an integral part of the Palm Oil Taskforce, which was formed to address palm oil-related issues in forest regions. The taskforce has been given until 2 November 2023 to resolve these concerns.
During the Socialization of Palm Oil Plantation Governance on Monday (17/7/2023), MEF disclosed that out of the 3.3 million hectares of palm oil plantations in forest regions, they have jurisdiction over approximately 900 thousand hectares. The remaining 2.2 million hectares will be under the responsibility of the taskforce, and they plan to manage it by implementing the Sistem Informasi Perkebunan Sawit (Siperibun).
Siperibun is information system used by the taskforce to manage data and information of palm oil plantations in forest regions. The system is used to track down the status of plantations, monitor them, and deliver sanctions to palm oil plantations that are not qualified in terms and conditions.
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General Secretary of MEF, Bambang Hendroyono hoped, everything can be solved before the time limit, on 2 November 2023. Referring to Laws Number 11 / 2020 or Undang-Undang Cipta Kerja (UUCK) that has been substituted to be Laws Number 6 / 2023, palm oil solution in forest region should be categorized into two clusters of typologies according to Chapter 110A and 110B.
He continued Chapter 110A is palm oil plantations that are developing, have plantation business permit, and adjust to spatial when getting the permit published but the status of plantations is in production forest regions, protected forest regions, and conservation regions.
“This happen for the dispute of spatial before Laws Number 26 / 2007 with forest regions,” he said, as quoted from Antara.
Besides, he also told Chapter 110B is about to accomplish palm oil plantation that are developing in production forest, protected forest and conservation forest regions, but have no permit in forestry sector.
“The solution would be by delivering administration sanctions, such as, the obligation to pay administrative fine in forestry sectors,” he said. (T2)