One of the requirements to operationalize Forest Management Units (FMUs) in Indonesia is the approval of their Long Term Management Plan (RPJP). The Production FMU (KPHP) in Malinau has prepared its draft RPJP, which was facilitated by the Forest Area Consolidation Center (BPKH) of Samarinda. In order to accelerate the process of updating the current RPJP draft and establishing the final management plan, a workshop was conducted on 9 June 2015. The objectives of the event were to review the current draft and finalise it based on the inputs given during discussions. Later, the final RPJP document will be submited to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for approval. This workshop was attended by representatives from the Malinau District Forestry Office, the Watershed Management Centre (BPDAS), and other central government technical units such as BPKH, and the Production Forest Utilization Monitoring Centre (BP2HP).
During his speech, the Head of KPHP Malinau, Fransdjuli, stated that "the RPJP is one of the conditions for FMU operation, therefore, reviewing the current RPJP is an important step to accelerate the finalization of the document and help KPHP Malinau to catch up after a long vacuum caused by a lack of clear administrational structures". The Head of KPHP Malinau was appointed recently in April 2015, more than one year after the establishment of the District Technical Implementing Unit (UPTD), the managing unit of KPHP Malinau. "We expect the support of all parties in order to finalize the RPJP Malinau, so that it is ready to be submitted and obtain approval", added Fransdjuli.
For more information on FORCLIME activities related to the FMU development, please contact:
Alfan Subekti, Strategic Area Manager for FMU and Climate Change
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for FMU development