National Forestry Cooperative Federation (NFCF) – Korea Expands its Cooperation With Perum Perhutani

The cooperation between NFCF and Perum Perhutani has been conducted since 2009.  For the implementation of the cooperation, NFCF established a company in Indonesia, namely : PT. Korea-Indonesia Forestry Cooperative (PT. KIFC). This cooperation is a follow up of the MoU on the Cooperation on Investment in Forest Plantation and on Afforestation/Reforestation Clean Development Mechanism (A/R CDM) signed on 1st August 2006 by Mr. Suh Seung Jin (Forestry Minister-Korea) and Mr. M.S. Kaban (Forestry Minister-Indonesia).  This cooperation includes the cooperation of planting of fast growing species of  forest trees with the total area 10.000 hectares.  Until November 2017, the area that has been planted is 8.434 hectares.

In 2016, NFCF and Perum Perhutani expanded their copperation in the field of coffee trading and plantation.  The MoU on the expansion of the cooperation was signed on 1st April 2016 by Mr. Lee Seok Hyung (Chief Executive of NFCF) and Mr. Mustoha Iskandar, the President Director of Perum Perhutani. 

Following up the MoU, on 29 November 2017, Mr. Lee Seok Hyung and his team, 22 Chairman of Forest Cooperatives in Korea, together with Mr. Endung Trihartaka and his staffs from the Regional Office Perum Perhutani West Java and Banten, conducted coffee planting ceremony at Pengalengan – Bandung.  The area of cooperation on coffee planting is about 42,6 hectares, involving local community.  It is expected by the two parties that the area of cooperation could be extended in the future.

One day before the coffee planting ceremony in Pengalengan, Mr. Lee Seok Hyung and his team participated in the Indonesia Planting Day at Sentul Eco-Edu Tourism Forest, together with Perum Perhutani and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.  This event attended by Mr. Novrizal Tahar, on behalf of the Director General of Human Resource Development Agency- Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mr. Agus Setyaprastawa, Director of Marketing and Business Development – Perum Perhutani, and Mr. Andi Purwadi, Head of Perum Perhutani Regional West Java-Banten, and Mr. OH Key Pyo, Director of Korea-Indonesia Forest Center.

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