IPOA Conducts Comparative Study on Fire Prevention: PT Kayung Agro Lestari Under Examination

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IPOA Participants took shot with KTPA Kuala Tolak, village officers and staffs of KAL at Kebun Nanas KTPA Kuala Tolak. Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, KETAPANG – On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, PT Kayung Agro Lestari (KAL), a subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJ) located in the Ketapang Regency of West Kalimantan Province, warmly received a delegation from the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA).

This visit marked a pivotal moment in a comparative study aimed at examining programs promoting community independence in fire-prone areas, particularly in the villages of Kuala Tolak and Kuala Satong, within the Sub-district of Matan Hilir Utara, Ketapang Regency.

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The IPOA delegation, led by various branch chairpersons including Bambang Dwi Laksono, Chairman of Sustainability, and Purwati Munawir, IPOA Chairman of West Kalimantan, was accompanied by representatives from other palm oil plantation companies and management personnel.

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Dadi Supriadi, General Manager KAL started the activity by delivering information about fire prevention that the company has done. It covered the system, infrastructures – integrated fire management (IMF), tools, personals, and trainings. After that, the participants did field visit to directly see integrated fire management system that uses satellite and every infrastructure in Fire Department of KAL.

Then they also visited Village of Kuala Tolak and Kuala Satong. In Kuala Tolak, they met Kelompok Tani Peduli Api (KTPA), that actively participated in fire prevention.

Jaslian, the representative of KTPA did appreciate the supports from KAL, including in trainings and development to the fire prevention, and developing productive economy, for instance, pineapple cultivation.

In Kuala Satong, the participants met Kelompok Tani Jeruk Satong Makmur. Abdul Hajar representing the Head Village of Kuala Satong did appreciate KAL and Tropenbos Indonesia for the development to the group.

As in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.com, Thursday, (29/2/2024), Bambang Dwi Laksono told that the activity was about to deliver and increasing understanding to the member sof IPOA about what the company and the people do to prevent fire in the forests and areas. He thanked the management of KAL for facilitating the activity.

In the same chance, Dadi emphasized that the company is committed to prevent the fire both in main and plasma plantations by constructing, developing infrastructures, fire equipment, and development for KTPA and other groups. He encouraged the prone to fire areas should be well cultivated to escalate economic activity, such as, orange and pineapple cultivation. (T2)

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