The House of Collaboration Management (RUKO) met with Lampung Provincial Secretary Fahrizal Darminto and Lampung Provincial Secretary II Assistant Taufik Hidayat.
In the meeting attended by Coordinator of RUKO, Ir Warsito and Program Manager Scala BBS-RUKO Zulfaldi, at the Lampung Provincial Government Office, in Bandarlampung, Monday, October 12, 2020, Lampung Provincial Secretary II Assistant Taufik Hidayat conveyed the results of a monitoring visit on Forest and Land Rehabilitation (RHL) activities.
One of them was in the Protected Forest Management Unit (KPHL) North Kota Agung.
According to Taufik, more intensive supervision and assistance was needed.
The RUKO management, in a meeting with the Lampung Provincial Secretary, Fahrizal Darminto, conveyed the programs that had been implemented since 2015, initially through the Ring of Fire Program, RUKO conducted community empowerment around potential locations and geothermal management.
The program aimed to make the development of electricity through geothermal energy, which was one of the renewable energies, could run, and the surrounding community could also benefit, so that it remained sustainable.
As we all know geothermal locations were mostly located near forest areas and in forest areas, so forest preservation was also important for geothermal exploitation to be sustainable.
Furthermore, for the community, RUKO used a local economic approach and a village approach.
RUKO had done quite a lot in the last five years.
Therefore, the Lampung Provincial Secretary expressed his appreciation for what RUKO and its partners had done.
Coordinator of RUKO, Ir Warsito also conveyed plans for the implementation of the Agroforestry Festival. This activity aimed to provide an overview to the public that the forestry sector did not only have problems, such as illegal encroachment, forest fires, causes of floods, drought, landslides, and others. In fact, the forestry sector also had a lot of potential and became the basis for community income, both potential for non-timber forest products (HHBK) and potential for environmental services.
In the future, the Lampung Provincial Secretary agreed that what would be strengthened was the function of forests, namely the function of conservation, biodiversity, and socio-economic functions.