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APRIL showcases forest programs in Jakarta

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APRIL showcases forest programs in Jakarta

November 19, 2014 - 17:59
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In an annual forestry exhibition in Jakarta, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, APRIL and its operations unit PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) displayed its sustainable forest management system, eco-restoration program as well as its fire management capabilities.

In the exhibition that was held from November 12-14, recently inaugurated Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar visited APRIL's exhibition site and was briefed by RAPP President Director Kusnan Rahmin.

RAPP President Director Kusnan Rahmin held a panel discussion on sustainable forest management along with community development expert Nasihin Hasan from the Indonesian non-governmental organization Bidara and Dr. Suwardi from Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB).

Indonesia has the climate and geographical advantage to grow its forestry industry sector that generates significant job creation in the country, Kusnan Rahmin told the audience.

"We have been implementing concrete forest restoration program and manages plantation in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner, "We will continue to be Indonesia's partner in elevating the country's economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities at rural areas such as Riau province and grow together with the local communities," he said.

About APRIL:Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) is a leading producer of fibre, pulp and paper with manufacturing operations in Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. APRIL has been a pioneer in implementing sustainability practices in the pulp and paper industry in Indonesia.