25 units of Wilmar Group targeted to pocket RSPO certificate soon

Jumat, 09 Maret 2012 | 09:03

About 25 subsidiaries of PT Wilmar Indonesia are projected to secure a certificate of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil immediately.“Today, three palm-managing companies have pocketed the certificate of RSPO, Commissionaire of Wilmar Indonesia M.P. Tumanggor said, yesterday, March 7, 2012.

They are PT Mustika Sembuluh and PT Kerry Sawit Indonesia in Central Kalimantan, as well as PT Asia Inti Persada in Jambi.

The application of RSPO certificate isn’t only involved with the internal readiness fo the company, but also external condition as land dispute, acquisition license of forest, and the readiness of the agency of RSPO itself.

Yohannes, Legal Corporate Director of Wilmar Indonesia, informed the palm plantation company has controlled concession of palm plantation to 300,000 hectare, but only 15,000 hectare of core plantation and 80,000 hectare of plasma plantation have been already planted.

In Sumatra, Wilmar has planted its land in several provinces, namely 20,000 hectare in West Sumatra, 20,000 hectare in South Sumatra, 10,000 hectare in North Sumatra, and 2,500 hectare in Riau.

Meanwhile, in the plantation area of Central Kalimantan Project, East Kotawaringin Regency, Wilmar has built five palm factories to accommodate the increasing production of fruit fresh bunches in the area of 120,000 hectare.

Investment fund

The construction project of palm factories is projected to spend IDR500 billion with assumption of IDR100 billion per a factory.

Of total palm plantation by 84,000 hectare, 71 hectare has been exploited with productivity to 15 tons per hectare, affirmed by Senior General Manager of CKP Wilmar Plantation Tan Tong Sin.

In the meantime, total production of palm goes to 1.12 million tons of fresh fruit bunches and is targeted to grow to 1.24 million tons this year.

“However, five existing factories haven’t been adequate anymore. Ideally, we must have 10 factories. Of total five new factories project, two factories are on process and are targeted to complete this year,” he said.

“Besides establishing additional factories, we are still looking for land in accordance with the company’s requirement and needs. In addition, we have 120,000 hectare land in Central Kalimantan and 140,000 hectare in West Kalimantan. However, we haven’t utilized those yet maximally,” he said. (t01/msw)

By Bambang Supriyanto, Yudha Prawira
Source http://en.bisnis.com