Presiden Jokowi Appreciates Forest Plantation by Cooperative

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 28 November 2016
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President Jokowi reads an information board at the location of Simultaneous Tree Planting, in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu Subdistrict, Tuban Regency, East Java, on Monday (28/11) afternoon (Picture: Public Relations Office/Oji)

President Jokowi reads an information board at the location of Simultaneous Tree Planting, in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu Subdistrict, Tuban Regency, East Java, on Monday (28/11) afternoon (Picture: Public Relations Office/Oji)

Forest replanting that was carried out by a cooperative, as what has been done by KOPRABUH (Produsen Anugerah Bumi Hijau Cooperative) in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu Subdistrict, Tuban Regency, East Java, was appreciated by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo.

The President thought that this kind of plantation, that is carried out by a cooperative, and also social forestry that is managed by individual or cooperative need to be developed. Besides improving the environment, this planting activity also brings benefits to the people.

“Don’t give big concessions to corporation anymore. If it brings benefits to the people, it’s fine; but if it isn’t, give it to cooperative, to individual,” the President firmly said when delivering a remarks at Simultaneous Tree Planting, which is part of the events of Indonesian Tree Planting Day and National Planting Month, in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu Subdistrict, Tuban Regency, East Java, on Monday (28/11) afternoon.

The President promised that he will follow and monitor so that the activity done by KOPRABUH could be continued and developed in other provinces.

“I want us to coordinating the farmers as well as fishermen, and to corporate the cooperative. It is difficult for them to develop, if we do not do these kinds of activities,” the President said.

As previously reported, President Jokowi visited Tuban, East Java, to lead the Simultaneous Tree Planting.

On that occasion, there are 238,000 trees that were planted by 5,500 farmers, local people, and others to break the record 228,000 trees in the Philippines. The world record of this activity would be recorded in the Guiness Book of Records.

Also accompanying the President on that event were First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, Minister of Public House and Public Housing Basuki Hadimoeljono, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, and Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya. (FID/OJI/ES)  (MMB/YM/Naster)

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