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PT PAL Joins Guiss Village and River Cleanup

By April 15, 2023 September 19th, 2023 No Comments

Photo: PT PAL reps and the Guiss people banded together to clean the river at the environmental conservation event at the (sub)village, Saturday (4/15)

MERAUKE Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) Group, through its daughter company PT Papua Agro Lestari (PT PAL), engaged in an environmental preservation event with Guiss villagers, who live near Rawa Kasat River, Ulilin District (Merauke Regency). Here, they cleaned up piles of trash in the (sub)village area and the river.

Local children took part in the action on Saturday (4/15). According to company representative Pratik Prihatin, the activity is a way to teach the young the value of maintaining cleanliness in general, besides keeping the environment free of waste.

“We hope what we did today sets an example for the people to keep their environment clean and reduce negative impacts on nature,”

The event involved removing plastic scraps from the river bank to avoid dirtying the entire area. It’s part of the company’s effort to prevent water pollution and keep the waterway safe for daily use and fishing for the local fishermen community. It also aims to ensure the sustainability of the river ecosystem.

Guiss (sub)village secretary Glen Maikuin said that upholding environmental hygiene is a shared and ongoing responsibility. “Each of us has to look after our surroundings and actively take part in keeping them clean. Cleanups like this must continue to take place so the natural environment where we live remains healthy and thriving,” he said.

Photo: Both company officers and locals picked up trash on the river bank. Local children were seen joining them

Photo: Both company officers and locals picked up trash on the river bank. Local children were seen joining them

PT Papua Agro Lestari is a palm oil plantation company in Papua, which commits to practicing sustainable palm oil governance and innovating to prioritize its own environmental and social responsibility through Corporate Social Contribution (CSC) programs. With the local community, PT PAL undertakes activities that benefit society and the environment. (Fionny/PAL)

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