InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA–Coordinator Secretary in Economy, Darmin Nasution said, the first launching of replanting program would be done on Friday (13/10) in District of Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatera.
"The fund of replanting program to develop palm oil by buying seeds, and the planting its self, is provided by Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA),” he said in Jakarta.
He also mentioned, the fund would be coordinated with Kredit Usaha Rakyat (KUR), in this case, not to develop palm oil. He estimated, the living cost for the smallholders would not much.
“We would launch and inaugurate it on this Friday, in Musi Banyuasin and the President himself would launch it in a 4.446hectare unproductive areas of the people,” he said.
Regent of Musi Banyuasin, Dodi Reza Alex, said, the replanting program for the people’s area in the district is supported by the central government. President Joko Widodo would plant the first seed symbolically,” he said.
He also explained, the replanting program would be in Village of Panca Tunggal, Sub district of Sungai Lilin. The central government concerns about the program for it would be the first time to realize the program.
He also mentioned, in the visit to the district, the President would directly give help about 37 tons of corn seed to the people.
“The President would give certificate to the local people as the evidence to have the legal area so that there would no be areal case,” he said. (T3)