Governor Revokes Plantation Permit of PT Kalista Alam

Saturday, September 15, 2012 11:12 WIB | Free translation by Adji Darsoyo

* Located within Protection Area
BANDA ACEH –
The Governor of Aceh, dr Zaini Abdullah, immediately revokes the expansion permit for palm oil plantation of PT Kalista Alam covering 1,606 ha within the protection area of Tripa Peat Swamp in Nagan Raya.

“The withdrawal of the permit of PT  Kalista Alam is not our what we want, but to execute the decision of the Administrative High Court of Medan on the favour of WALHI’s legal standing on the cancellation of the particular permit within Tripa Peat Swamp,” emphasized dr. Zaini Abdullah to the press after hearing with the Indonesian Regional Council (DPD-RI), the Provincial Attorney, Provincial Police, Military Commander, representative of the Ministry of Forestry and plantation companies related to the protection of the protection area of Tripa Peat Swamp of Nagan Raya District on Thursday (13/09).
The Governor explained that there are three recommendation taken into account during the hearing in regards to Tripa Peat Swamp, firstly the decision of the Administrative High Court of Medan of August 30, 2012, granting WALHI’s legal request over a lawsuit against the permit issued to PT Kalista Alam by the former Governor of Aceh, in which the meeting forum urge dr Zaini Abdullah to immediately revoke this oil palm plantation expansion permitcovering 1,606 ha issued by his predecessor.
Secondly, the Governor of Aceh has been requested to immediately established an integrated team involving the Ministry of Forestry, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Registration Office, Team of National Spatial Planning and other technical ministries in Jakarta to evaluate and to conduct audit on the existing oil palm and other plantation permits issued either by ministries or Aceh Provincial and District Government, which are considered to be not eligible and located within protection areas.
Based on the fact that 62,000 ha of Tripa Peat Swamp are occupied by 5 palm oil companies and that the police and the Attorney General are investigating the case of clearing by burning carried out by two palm oil companies.
Representative of PT. Kalista Alam, Palaceta, who was attending the meeting, mentioned that the issued permit covering 1,606 ha in Tripa was not a new permit, but an expansion of the existing plantation area started in 2005.
Still, Palaceta said that the company is ready to sincerely accept the decision taken in the hearing. (her/swa)

 

Related Link

http://aceh.tribunnews.com/2012/09/15/gubernur-cabut-izin-kebun-sawit-pt-kalista-alam

 

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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

3 responses to “Governor Revokes Plantation Permit of PT Kalista Alam”

  1. netpoette says :

    Hi; am a little confused because of a post following this one. Has Abdullah now officially executed the court order and revoked the palm oil permit granted to PT Kallist Alam by Irwandi Yusuf? Thanks, Annette

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