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Advocacy on Food Label Progresses

Published on 18 January 2018

On 18 January 2018, EuroCham together with APPNIA met with Mr. Bambang Adi Winarso, Acting Secretary to Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (CMEA). Held on 18 January 2018, representatives from EuroCham and APPNIA met Mr. Bambang to discuss the Draft of Government Regulation on Food Labeling and Advertisement.

Issues that are become concern from the businesses is the prohibition to do advertising and promotions for foods intended for infants and children between age 0-3 years; and prohibition to advertised food products that have the same trade name with brands of infant formula, advance formula, and formula for growth. The CMEA confirmed that the concerns and suggestions have been considered and the policy is waiting for further approval from the related ministries.

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Jawa Power Inaugurates Randutatah Environemntal Conservation Area

Published on 16 January 2018

Early on January 16, 2018, President Director of Jawa Power, Wichard von Harrach together with the Vice Bupati of Probolinggo, Drs. H. A. Timbul Prihanjoko and the Director General for Control of Pollution & Damage to Environment – Ministry of Living Environment & Forestry, Drs. M. R. Karliansyah M.S, inaugurated the Randutatah Environmental Conservation Area. 

The Randutatah Beach or mostly known as Pantai Duta, has become one of the tourism icons in the Probolinggo Regency. Jawa Power and the Government of Probolinggo have jointly developed the beach as eco-tourism area consisting of a mangrove conservation area and recreational area.

Jawa Power and its plant operator, YTL Jawa Timur, has started mangrove and sea pine planting program in the area since 2012 in order to alleviate the coastal abrasion problem as well as conserve the local biodiversity. The company also cooperates with the local community in developing the beach area to become a mangrove center and nursery. The beach has since become a destination for the local people to spend time with their families.

In January 2016, Jawa Power and the Government of Probolinggo Regency signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop the beach to become conservation, eco-tourism and recreational area. The local community has secured additional income benefit from the nursery and entrance fee to the beach. In 2017, Jawa Power constructed a 400m-wooden walkway for mangrove observation and a community house to support the mangrove conservation and community development in the area.

Randutatah beach is situated around 40 km to the East of Probolinggo City and is within 10 km radius from Jawa Power’s coal-fired power plant Paiton Units 5 & 6. The village has 1700 inhabitants who are mostly fishermen, and covers an area of 296 hectares with 10% of it is coastal area.

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