Seruyan Hilir, Central Kalimantan, Dec. 31, 2014 (Antara) -- On, Dec. 23, 2014, PT Rimba Raya Conservation (PT RRC) handed over the Village Development Funds to the village chiefs of Sungai Perlu village and Tanjung Rengas Village in Seruyan Hilir, Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan as part of the implementation of the Community Development.

Vice President Public & Government Relations PT. Rimba Raya Conservation, Nisa Jalil, explained that the handover of the Funds was officially marked with the signing by the representative of PT RRC, James Simatupang and the two village chiefs, and was witnessed by the Regent of Seruyan Hilir and the representative of World Education.

Attending the Funds handover ceremony were Head of Marine and Fisheries Office of Seruyan regency, H. Priyo Widigdo, the representative of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Office of Seruyan regency, Drh. Rita Ningsih, the Police Chief and the Commander of the military district of Seruyan regency.

The Regent of Seruyan Hilir, Idham BW Kusumah, highly appreciated the Village Development Funds provided by PT RRC and hoped that it will be able to increase the welfare of the local community. He also hoped that the people of Seruyan Hilir would support the PT RRC's work programs.

Nisa Jalil continued that the Funds addressed to Sungai Perlu village will be allocated for the purchase of fishing equipment, while Tanjung Rengas village plans to use it for purchasing cows which will be used to develop the cattle farms in the village.

"To date, PT Rimba Raya Conservation has handed over the Village Development Funds to six partner villages of Community Development programs, which are Ulak Batu, Palingkau, Telaga Pulang, Muara Dua, Sungai Perlu, dan Tanjung Rengas. In near future, PT RRC will hand over another fund to the other partner villages; Jahitan, Cempaka Baru, Baung, dan Palingkau.

The Main Commissioner of PT Rimba Raya Conservation, Rusmin Widjaja, said, "The provision of Village Development Funds to Sungai Perlu and Tanjung Rengas villages proves that PT RRC truly conducts the Community Development programs. Socially, we proves ourselves that we are committed to participating in prospering the local community around our work area. Furthermore, this also proves that PT RRC is not only Ecosystem Restoration business-focused, but also is socially-commited to prosper the commnity."

About PT. Rimba Raya Conservation
PT. Rimba Raya Conservation (PT RRC) is a company that develops the programs of ecosystem conservation and restoration by protecting and securing the trees, establishing the forest and conserving the forest's biodiversities. The release of orangutan is one of the fundamental obligation of PT RRC as the licensee of Timber Forest Product Utilization Restoration (IUPHHK-RE).

PT RRC is clearly committed to protecting, conserving and securing its work area concession of 64.000 hectares to the fullest including to restore the forest and its biodiversities and the local community. PT RRC is a privately-held company that pioneers the ecosystem conservation and restoration by implementing REDD+ program.

Contact person:

Vice President Public & Government Relations,
PT. Rimba Raya Conservation,
Nisa Jalil

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