Permata for Guyangan Tourism Village

Probolinggo, 27 October 2022 – PT Paiton Energy (PE) and PT Paiton Operation & Maintenance Indonesia (POMI) synergize climate change mitigation programs with the Tourism Village program in Guyangan Village, Krucil District, Probolinggo Regency, East Java.

As part of actively participating in climate change mitigation, PE and POMI held conservation activities in the form of Spring Protection Program or PERMATA in Guyangan Village.

This program takes the form of planting trees to prevent conversion of forest areas into agricultural land, preventing springs from being polluted by livestock waste, and increasing the volume of spring discharge to preserve waterfalls as natural assets.

In the PERMATA program, PE and POMI have encouraged the local people to plant around 10 thousand trees on about 7 ha of land since 2018. This year, PE and POMI planted 378 trees.

In addition to tree planting, PE and POMI also utilize natural resources in the form of the Jaran Goyang waterfall in the village for renewable energy from the 10 KwH Micro Hydro Power Plant (MHP). The construction of the MHP is to mitigate climate change, as well as to move the wheels of the community's economy in Guyangan Village.

PE and POMI's efforts to move the economy of rural communities, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, were also carried out by launching the Jaran Goyang Waterfall Tourism Village on September 25, 2022.

To ensure this program runs well as planned, PE and POMI involve several stakeholders in the management of the PLTMH, namely the Probolinggo Regional Government, Probolinggo Environmental Service, Guyangan Village Government, and the community to carry out program synergy in terms of monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the active role of Kelompok Sadar Wisata (POKDARWIS) is very important in the management of Guyangan Village.

Chief Financial Officer of PT Paiton Energy, Bayu Widyanto said through the PERMATA program and the Tourism Village program, the Company educates the public on the importance of climate change mitigation efforts through preserving the environment. This is not only beneficial for the environment, but also economically beneficial for the people who maintain it.

"The company invites people to care about the environment by planting trees and coaching to increase the Guyangan Village community empowerment," said Bayu Widyanto.

Human Resources Manager POMI, Rochman Hidayat said the focus of PE and POMI in this program is to mobilize and empower communities for conservation. Also, for efforts to improve the welfare of the community through the Energy Learning House and Tourism Village program.

“The conservation program through the PERMATA program (tree planting) has been carried out on an area of approximately 7 ha or around 10,000 trees. This year, 378 trees have been planted," said Rochman Hidayat

The construction of the MHP in Guyangan Village is also part of the Energy Learning House program, which is a learning tool related to renewable energy. The MHP facility is expected to be fully operational in the near future.

The Energy Learning House program, PERMATA, and the Tourism Village program are part of the CSR programs of PE and POMI.

Paiton Energy has implemented its CSR program since 2000 which was designed annually and monitored by the Community Development Committee. The programs are categorized into three focuses, namely supporting the sustainability of Companies (power plant), socio-economic sustainability, and energy and environmental sustainability.



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