The SSMS FGD for Determination of Salat Island Cluster into Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE)


PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS) held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to increase the area of the Salat Island Cluster of Pilang Village as a Pre-release area for Orang Utan into an Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE).


The activity, which was facilitated and led directly by the Head of the Environmental Service (DLH) of Pulang Pisau Regency, was held in the DLH meeting room, which was attended by representatives of the Central Kalimantan BKSDA, the Culture and Tourism Office (Disbudpar), the Agriculture Office, the PUPR Office, DPMPTSP Pulang Pisau, the Jabiren Raya Sub-District, the Head of Pilang and Tumbang Villages and the SSMS team.


Head of Sustainability SSMS, Henky Satrio Wibowo said this activity was the initial discussion stage of the formation of the Kee of Salat Island Cluster. With the kee, the company will encourage the improvement of the living standards of the community around the island of Salat, namely Pilang Village with the involvement of various stakeholders from related agencies.


Currently, the Orang Utan Pre-Release program in the Salat Island Cluster is a collaborative program between SSMS and the BOS Foundation, this program is one of the SSMS company's commitments to environmental conservation management.


"In line with SSMS's sustainability principles, it is very important to maintain the balance of the ecosystem by protecting biodiversity. This is one of the strategic steps to realize our commitment in environmental conservation management," said Henky.


As is known, this pre-release program has been running for 6 years since 2017, and it is felt necessary to upgrade the status of the area to KEE by involving stakeholders. This is necessary so that the surrounding community also benefits through the development of ecotourism and other programs from the government with the existence of conservation programs on Salat Island.


In a further statement, Henky explained that basically the stakeholders present at the discussion welcomed and supported the plan to establish the Salat Island Cluster KEE to be realized immediately.