News from Korea-Indonesia Forest Center (KIFC)
After quite a long time there have been no any news from KIFC, this time at the beginning of the year of 2017, we are updating the news regarding some projects activities that have happened during the last few month.
Korea-Indonesia FMU/REDD+ Joint Project in Tasik Besar Serkap
This project has been terminated.The bilateral meeting on 21st June 2016 and closing meeting held on 22nd June 2016 concluded that as of 30th June 2016
the Project Management Unit (PMU) would had been disbanded. All the assets of the project was handed over to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry,
subsequently the Ministry handed over them to the Forest ManagementUnit Tasik Besar Serkap through the provincial government.
The remaining activity that still have to be completed by SG Consulting (a consulting company) is finalizing the process of PDD registration to VCS until July 2017.
Sentul Eco-Edu Tourism Forest (SEETF)
This cooperation project is still continuing.The period of cooperation between Perum Perhutani and Korea-Indonesia Forest Center as contained in the ROD is until 2016. Recently, the visitors coming to the project site is getting more and more.
Rumpin Seed Source Nursery Center (RSSNC)
This cooperation project is also still continuing in 2017.The Korea-Indonesia Forest Center (KIFC) provides financial support for the operation of RSSNC.
Tunak Forest Recreation Forest
Building Construction for public facilities has been started.At the first stage, the building of Visitor Center has been completed at the end of the year 2016. The other buildings, which are : Multi purpose building, guest house, Butterfly Ecology Center, Camping ground and car park area will be completed by the end of 2017. Capacity building for related official and local community has been conducted twice in the year 2016, and will be continued in the year 2017.
Korean Gallery – at Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park
As agreed by the Head ofNational Park of Gunung Gede Pangrango and the Director of KIFC, starting from August 2016 KIFC revovating the building of Korean Gallery that located at the recreation area at the National Park.The renovation include interior at the first floor, construction of the wall at the vault of the building and replacing of roof tile.
Biomass Plantation Project in Semarang
This project cooperation between Korea Forestry Promotion Institute and Perum Perhutani is also still continuing.
The Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia recognize the importance of forest and peatland conservation and restoration in mitigating climate change and noting the role of Indonesia-Korea collaboration on strengthening forest governance in Indonesia. To contribute in the peatland restoration program, the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Peatland Restoration and Forest Fire Prevention Cooperation on May 2016, in Seoul – Korea.
Following up the MOU signing, Korea Forest Service (KFS) and the Korean Embassy to Indonesia in collaboration with Peatland Restoration Agency had conducted a Seminar on Peatland Restoration on 8th November 2016 in Jakarta. In the same day, Korea Forest Service (KFS) and Peatland Restoration Agency conducted a bilateral meeting, discussing about the plan for the Korea-Indonesia collaboration on peatland restoration and forest fire prevention. In the following day, on 9th November 2016, KFS Team and Peatland Restoration Agency Team conducted a field visit to South Kalimantan.
On 26 – 28 December 2016, a Team from Peatland Restoration Agency and the Ministry of Environment dan Forestry visited Korea and conducted a discussion with Korea Forest Service about the Proposal of Korea-Indonesia Collaboration Project on Peatland Restoration and Forest Fire Prevention.