BPDPKS Hosts Stakeholders Gathering 2018

The Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) hosted a meeting with all stakeholders of Indonesia’s palm oil industry in an event of Stakeholders Gathering 2018.

BPDPKS Hosts Stakeholders Gathering 2018

JAKARTA—The Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) hosted a meeting with all stakeholders of Indonesia’s palm oil industry in an event of Stakeholders Gathering 2018.

Aptly themed “Share your Blessings and Goodness to Achieve Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil”, the event was held to be a forum of  forward-looking exchange of views in an open dialogue among all stakeholders.

Attendees at the event held at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, Monday (4/6/2018), included board of directors and staff of BPDPKS, the Deputy of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs for Food and Agriculture Musdhalifah Machmud, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BPDPKS Rusman Heriawan, entrepreneurs, researchers and scholars from various university, bankers, representatives of ministries and institutions and the stakeholders in the national palm industry.

Catur Ariyanto Widodo, BPDPKS Director of Finance, General Affairs, Compliance and Risk Management, delivered the opening speech representing President Director Dono Boestami who was not able to attend the event. Catur delivered a presentation on the important role of BPDPKS and the support from all stakeholders on the sustainable palm oil program.

“BPDPKS would like to use this moment in the Holy Month of Ramadhan to reflect on our past mistakes.  We sure realize that in our cooperation, whether it’s personal or professional, we might make mistakes intentional or not. In this month of blessing and forgiveness, I would like to apologize on behalf of our company,” Catur said.

On behalf of BPDPKS, Catur also conveyed a message of encouragement and hope as well as invited all the stakeholders to develop the national palm industry.  “I hope that we can keep interacting in many opportunities in an effort to develop Indonesian palm oil sector to be more sustainable and enable to improve the livelihoods of Indonesian people.”

Speaking at the same event, Rusman recalled that BPDPKS is still facing challenges, including from internal or external factors.  “BPDPKS still has a long journey ahead. Challenges are ahead though, both from external or internal factors. I hope our concerns and support will enable BPDPKS to reach its goals in years to come,” Rusman said.  

Similarly, Musdhalifah Machmud also spoke about the important role of BPDPKS in implementing sustainable palm oil. “BPDPKS is mandated very challenging tasks because it has to accommodate various interests related to palm oil. For example, BPDPKS has to prevent further weakening in prices. Earlier, BPDPKS has implemented oil palm replanting program in an effort to increase productivity.”

According to her, progress of palm oil sector in Indonesia will rely on the support from all stakeholders. However, there’s always a role of the government through BPDPKS that can be denied.

"All things related to palm oil will need facilitation of BPDPKS since the government can’t rely on the state budget. The government can do the job because there are many other commodities to handle. That’s why the government introduced BPDPKS that works without support from state budget. This is the way to improve our palm oil sector faster, to create innovation faster with BPDPKS as a public service agency.” ***