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Agincourt Resources Preserving the Environment

Wed 08 Jun 2022, 10:10 AM



PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR), the manager of the Martabe gold mine , confirmed its commitment to preserving the environment, through the planting of 200 tree seedlings with the local government and community leaders, centered at SMKN 2 Mining Batangtoru, South Tapanuli Regency, Sumatra. North, Monday (6/6/2022). The tree planting activity was also accompanied by the delivery of 1,200 tree seedlings to communities around the Batangtoru and Muara Batangtoru mines.

General Manager Operations of PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR) Rahmat Lubis, said that nature conservation is a series of efforts to protect the ability of the environment against the impacts of climate change. "It is our collective responsibility to protect it," he said in a written statement on Wednesday (8/6/2022).

The action of PT Agincourt Resources was carried out in commemoration of World Environment Day 2022 with the theme "Only One Earth" which was declared by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). This theme is an appeal to preserve the earth for a shared future while at the same time highlighting the need for sustainable living in harmony with nature.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) has decided to use the theme “One Earth for the Future.”

To date, PT Agincourt Resources has planted more than 41,000 tree seedlings. In the PTAR nursery facilities, more than 5,000 local plant seeds have also been prepared.

"PT Agincourt Resources is committed to managing the environment and biodiversity in accordance with good mining principles, we are also working with several universities in the fields of education, science, research, and biodiversity conservation," said Rahmat.

The universities in question include the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), National University (Unas), North Sumatra University (USU), South Tapanuli Muhammadiyah University (UMTS), and Aufa Royhan University (UNAR) in Padangsidimpuan.

In collaboration with the university, a number of activities have been held, including a survey of the composition and diversity of flora and fauna at the planned location of the Martabe Gold Mine development. In addition, pre-land clearing fauna inspection training was held with forestry experts from the USU Faculty of Forestry.

The Regent of South Tapanuli, Dolly Pasaribu, emphasized that Environment Day is a reminder for all parties to be jointly responsible for preserving the environment. He gave his appreciation for the movement in society that aims to create a sustainable environment in South Tapanuli.

"We appreciate the commitment of PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR) as a mining company that shows its commitment to maintaining environmental sustainability," said Dolly.


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