InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – It is admitted or not, palm oil sector has given high exchange to Indonesia. unfortunately the strategic commodity has many issues that need the right and quick solution.
Coordinator Minister in Maritime, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that if the people of Indonesia could not manage the issues in palm oil, plantations, the industries would not go anywhere.
“When other countries do many thing, we still deal with the issues,” he said when giving speech in the ‘Workshop Teknologi Pemanfaatan Minyak Sawit untuk GREEN FUEL dalam Mendukung Ketahanan Energi dan Kesejahteraan Petani Sawit’ that Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT) did, Tuesday, (16/7/2019) and InfoSAWIT did attend.
The issues are about the plantations of the big companies, the assumption of environmental damages, and partnership with the local people.
About 80% of the available areas are the same with what the World Bank has studied. So it is now to end the issues. One thing to do is by giving penalty. If the companies are proven to break the regulation, they would get the penalty. “Pay the penalty to the government and there would be no issue,” he said. (T2)