|Novin (right) with JIFPRO representative Nakama Eiichiro. (Photo: Istimewa)|
University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) delegation just went to Japan in order to initiate the cooperation with Bhosoku Toyota CSR funding agency. It is the Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO). This cooperation related to the management of revitalization of protected forests.
Before, in 2006 UMM and JIFPRO collaborated in a project of rehabilitation of protected forests in conservation areas in Bromo National Park. This project already completed in 2015. This long rehabilitation process was related to the greening mechanism that needs a long observation process.
Tatag Muttaqin S.Hut., M.Sc., IPM., and Novin Farid Setyo Wibowo, S. Sos, M.Si, went to Japan (9/4). By means of the cooperation initiation after the UMM acceptance of the mandate of management of Special Purpose Forest Areas (KHDTK) from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry last February.
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UMM was given a mandate to manage educational forests in a production forest area and protected forest Perum Perhutani plot of 43A, 44I, 44K-1, 44K-2, 44L and BE BKPH Pujon KPH Malang covering an area of 75.09 Ha. This location will be the field laboratory as well as the learning media of forest area management.
While enjoying the beauty ofcherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Nakama Eiichiro as the JIFPRO representative welcomes Tatag and Novin. “We deliver the development of the better environment after the last established cooperation,” said Tatag as the Head of Forestry Department, Tuesday (23/4).
Tatag said that he offers several potential programs in cooperated with JIFPRO as the Bhosoku Toyota CSR funding agency. “This is still the initiation stage, we try to renew the contract, and hopefully we get the goal,” said Tatag who receive the mandate from KHDTK.
In a week, Nakama Eiichiro and the team will respond to the visit of Tatag and Novin by coming to Indonesia in doing a follow up of this cooperation initiation. So far, Toyota has a big commitment to conserving the environment. By cooperating with institutions that focus on these problems, and UMM is one of them.
After the meeting with JIFPRO, Tatag and Novin had the opportunity of visiting the Toyota Museum in Nagoya which is the capital of Aichi Prefecture, Japan. “We can see the development of Toyota from the beginning of the establishment as a company in processing cotton, and evolving to be a world level caliber automotive company,” said Novin. (joh)