Care for the Environment, Brantas Abipraya Planted 12,500 Sengon Trees in Legok Banteng06 May 2019
The five hectares of deforested land in Legok Banteng village, Cijayanti, Bogot, West Java is now green. A total of 12,500 sengon trees were planted by PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) exactly a year ago.
The sengon planting in Legok Banteng village is part of the Abipraya Peduli program. Previously, this State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) engaged in the construction sector was accompanied by the Indonesian Sustainable Forest Foundation (YLHI) which had planted 5,000 trees in the Puncak area, as well as 5,000 other trees in the upper Ciliwung River.
PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) Secretariat and Public Relations Manager Rudi Pudianto said the sengon plantation was funded by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and Community Development from Brantas Abipraya. "The aim is to prevent erosion from occurring, while preventing floods and landslides," Rudi said while reviewing the garden on Friday (3/5).
Rudi continued, through the reforestation program, Brantas Abipraya also invited the community in Kampung Legok Banteng to take part in protecting the environment.
A year has become part of the residents of Legok Banteng Village, Brantas Abipraya also makes the sengon garden a place for residents to move around, even touring. The facilities in the form of a mini library with 500 reading books are also built in the middle of the garden, with the hope that local children can be used to broaden their horizons.
Besides sengon, local people also plant gardens with other plants such as bananas and papaya. In the future, Rudi said that Brantas Abipraya would seek livestock for chickens and goats on the land. "In essence, this plantation is social in nature, there is no profit that we take. So, we really take care of the surrounding environment, especially in the Bogor area, "he said
Representing the people of Legok Banteng Village, Chairman of the Village Consultative Body (BPD) Cijayanti Kholis Setiawan expressed his appreciation to Brantas Abipraya for the greening program. "We are very grateful to PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) for making sengon gardens in this village. Given that the land in Legok Banteng is prone to land movement, "he said.
Geographically, according to Kholis, the land in Kampung Legok Banteng is indeed very unstable. "When Brantas Abipraya did reforestation by planting this sengon, the benefits were clearly felt, including reducing abrasion in the Cikeas riverbank area," he said.
Kholis hopes that cooperation with Brantas Abipraya can continue to be well established and the program continues. "So that the residents of Kampung Legok Banteng can live comfortably, safe from land movements, along with the Cikeas River which can be well maintained," he concluded