When everything is calculated and the income tax even though the use of land for environmental preservation, is an excessively materialistic attitude, sensitivity to the environment will be dulled by greed in the name of the country’s revenue, the practice has always leaked on budget receipts and expenditures
Indonesia news agency reported, to release the orangutans in Borneo in the rehabilitation program, it took billions of dollars.”The funds were most needed is to pay a ‘license fee’ to the government,” said Foundation Director Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), Jamartin Sihite.
Until now, BOSF managed to get permission to restore and rehabilitate the 86 450 hectares of land to be prepared to be a viable forest for the release of orangutans in Borneo. ” We also continue to propose to add 30 thousand hectares, “said Jamartin.
According Jamartin, the government imposed a land use permit fee is the same for non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to protect the environment and its economy-oriented company. ”For some 86 thousand hectares of land with a rental license for 60 years, we have to pay about USD 13 billion per month. The count is Rp 150 thousand per hectare times the area of land,” said Jamartin.
Jamartin adding that it had expressed reservations about the cost of renting the land to the Ministry of Forestry (Kemenhut), but Kemenhut states have no authority. ”We finally went to the Ministry of Finance because it is a state income nonpajak, but unfortunately when we went there they said they were only able to issue a policy if there are reports of Kemenhut,” said Jamartin.
Outside the impression of throwing Kemenhut and issues between the Ministry of Finance, Jamartin reminded that not only the orangutan conservation NGOs or foreign affairs, but an affair with both government and business and society. Antara News, image courtesy of true-wildlife.blogspot.com