BNI disbursed Rp 1 billion to develop the capacity of Sumbawa honey

BNI disbursed RpPT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) disbursed Rp 1 billion to be used to build the Sumbawa Technology High School (STTS) classroom. STTS will be a pilot project for the development of Sumbawa Forest Honey which is expected to make a home-based metamorphosis into a local capacity-based industry in the area.

President Director of BNI, Gatot M Suwondo, said the fund can produce qualified human resources (HR), directly from the center of the leading product producers, in this case the Honey of Sumbawa Forest. This fund is part of BNI's Corporate Community Responsibility (CCR) program.

"Rp 1 billion to build three STTS lecture rooms, plus planting of tree seedlings for reforestation around the campus as part of the One Million Tree BNI Tree Planting program in 2012," he said in a written statement received by in Jakarta, Sunday (11/11 ).

Gatot added that the total of Sumbawa Forest Honey that will be produced and shipped by BNI assisted partners by the end of 2012 is targeted at 3 tons. Currently BNI's partner production has been able to reach 1 ton.

While the BNI-assisted lecture room itself will be used for three departments in STTS, namely Department of Mechanical Conversion Technique, Mining Metallurgical Engineering, and Information Technology. Complex lecture named BNI Building for the State will be greened by planting tree seedlings BNI development results.

"This is part of the greening undertaken by BNI to help reduce carbon emissions in Indonesia," he said.

Until October 2012, BNI has planted 300,000 tree seeds throughout Indonesia, namely in Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan. In addition, BNI has also established an environmental strengthening program, which supports the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) in Yogyakarta, builds several urban forests in Indonesia, distributes one million tree seedlings for free to the community, and supports the rehabilitation of indigenous Indonesian wildlife (orangutan) in Central Kalimantan. [arr]

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