Perusahaan perkebunan sawit Golden Agri-Resources mengaku tidak mempermasalahkan rencana pemerintah untuk menghentikan sementara (moratorium) pemberian izin konsesi perkebunan kelapa sawit dan hutan tanaman industri di lahan gambut.Read More
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On Monday, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), the world’s second-largest palm oil producer, launched a peatland rehabilitation project in Indonesia and committed to 100 percent traceability to mill by the end of 2015.Read More
As much of southeast Asia continues to be shrouded in smog mainly caused by the burning of agricultural plantations in the States of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia, environmental groups and governments are applying increasing pressure to get the situation under control.Read More
During the haze crisis, the public and private sectors have joined forces to offer basic medical assistance to affected communities. Mobile free clinics were set up in 5 villages in Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten Ketapang. These clinics allowed the public easy access to free medical check-ups which allow the detection and treatment of ailments such as acute respiratory infections. House calls were also carried out to treat those who were unable to travel.
Local communities can’t help but to worry about their health as the haze continues in Kabupaten Ketapang. Pt Agrolestari Mandiri is supporting a public health programme called the Free Public Medical and Acute Respiratory Tract Infection Program – “Baksos Pengobatan Umum dan ISPA Gratis”. This is in line with Sinar Mas’ commitment to improve the community’s welfare.
In part two of the series about firefighting efforts at PT Agrolestari Mandiri, we find out more about how peat and fires on peat are managed.Read More
In the first instalment of a 2-part article about the firefighting efforts at PT Agrolestari Mandiri, the spotlight is on the Emergency Response Team which is deployed to put out fires at the plantation.Read More
As part of the firefighting efforts in PT Agrolestari Mandiri, canals have been built around the palm oil plantation.Read More