PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) in East Kutai, East Kalimantan, enthusiastically welcomed World Tree Planting Day 2021. A total of 5000 trees were planted around the company, including the sub-districts of Sangatta Utara, Sangatta Selatan, and Rantau Pulung. Tree planting began from November 30 to December 14, 2021.
KPC collaborated with a number of organizations in this tree planting series, including the Bakrie Amanah Foundation, the Sangatta Naval Base Command Headquarters (Mako Lanal), and the Religious Community Organization of the Indonesian Islamic Da’wah Institute (LDII) Kalimantan Timur.
Wawan Setiawan, KPC’s General Manager of External Affairs and Sustainable Development (ESD), expressed his gratitude to all parties who contributed to the success of the 5000 tree planting program.
“I’d like to thank everyone who helped make this 2021 tree planting event a success.” “Make this a field of worship for all of us, and hopefully all of the trees we’ll plant will grow and develop in the future,” Wawan said at the planting, which took place on the coast of Teluk Lombok, Sangatta Selatan.
Sugeng Wiyatno, Acting Manager Community Empowerment (CE), explained that 3200 mangrove trees will be planted along the coasts of Teluk Lombok, Teluk Kaba, Aquatic, and Kenyamukan beaches. Meanwhile, 1800 trees were planted in the Village Drinking Water Management System (Spamdes) Pond, Tepian Makmur Village, Rantau Pulung District, Adiwiyata School, and RT Proklim in Sangatta Selatan, as well as other locations in Sangatta Utara.
Amanah Setiadi Ihsan, General Manager of Bakrie, stated that as a social institution for the Bakrie business group, his party always invites as many people as possible to build collaborations for good. Environmental restoration in the form of tree planting is one of them, as part of the Bakrie family’s commitment to leaving a better environment to future generations.
“Our goal is to plant 7000 trees in the vicinity of the KPC and Arutmin mines in Kalimantan Selatan. KPC set a goal of 3500 trees, but thanks to collaboration with the Sangatta Naval Base, they were able to plant up to 5000 trees. Thank you so much for your extraordinary help, “Ihsan stated.
Lt. Col. (P) I Komang Nurhadi, Commander of the Sangatta Naval Base, stated that planting mangroves on Indonesian Fleet Day is a national movement within the Indonesian Navy. “Mangrove planting is done on a national scale throughout Indonesia. This is a Presidential order that has been passed down to the Naval Base Command Headquarters. I invite all of us to help preserve mangroves on our coasts “said the Commander of the Naval Base. (*)