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Based on longstanding cooperation in forestry sector, in 2012, the Korea Forest Service of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, agreed to carry out a joint cooperation project in order to implement both country attentions in sustainable management of forest and also to support Indonesia forest governance reforms through forest management unit development. In addition, regarding both countries concerns on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, role of conservation, sustainable management of forest and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries) commitment, the joint cooperation project was also aimed at setting up preparation of the REDD+ implementation at forest management unit (FMU) site level. The joint project agreement was written in the Record of Discussion document signed on 25th January 2012, in Jakarta, by the Secretary General, Ministry of Forestry of The Republic of Indonesia and the Director General, Forest Resource Policy Bureau of the Korea Forest Service of the Republic of Korea. The joint cooperation project entitled “A Joint Cooperation forStrengthening the Capacity of the Forest Management Unit Including Preparation for REDD+ Implementation at Tasik Besar Serkap” or also known as “Korea Indonesia FMU/REDD+ Joint Project at Tasik Besar Serkap”.
The period of the project is: 2013-2016
The project is located at FMU Tasik Besar Serkap, in Pelawan and Siak District, Riau Province.
- Improvement of forest management of peatland by supporting the Forest Management Unit and local people through capacity building activities
- Development of mid and long-term forest management plans as well as business plan
- Development of Project Document for the preparation of the implementation of REDD+
- Procurement of 60 motorcycles and three-wheel motorcycles for patrolling for forest fire prevention, to be distributed to the FMU’s throughout Indonesia
Management plans, Business plan, capacity building (for FMU member and local communities), support the local community, forest rehabilitation, and readiness for the implementation of REDD+ (Project Document, demarcation).