PT DAHANA (Persero)’s Energetic Material Center (EMC) is an area in located in the Regency of Subang which is 600 hectares wide.
Previously belonging to the Government’ Plantation Estate VIII, the area is now the home to DAHANA’s offices, factories and warehouses and trees and other vegetation.
Having this vast area, DAHANA constructed a research and development center for explosive works with necessary consideration in terms of the environmental balance, by equipping the area with a vegetation nursery.
Historically, the Nursery Unit was established under collaboration of PT DAHANA (Persero) with the Board for Research and Application of Technology (BPPT), which was signed on 23 February 2011 by Tanto Dirgantoro, the then President Director of DAHANA.
Within the collaboration, BPPT serves as provider of technology expert, while DAHANA prepares land, funding and technical operation conducting jobs of sowing, seedling management and planting. Freelancers from the local community will be involved for assisting in such operational activities.
The Nursery unit is now serving as vegetation seedling station which supplies the need of DAHANA with regards to its environmental development. The area of about 2 hectares managed by the Nursery is a green area for with facilities such as seedling houses, poly-bag stores where seedling and sowing are done for necessary natural adjustment before vegetations are planted.
Ruskalim, one of PT DAHANA (Persero)’ Nursery’ caretaker says that the unit has tried its best to turn the EMC are into greener area, and therefore the unit continuously prepares seedling of all possible trees, including rare trees such as sandalwood, aloe wood, Siamese senna, flamboyant , rain tree, and buddhi, , and seedling of ornamental and horticultural plants.
According to Ruskalim, the EMC covers an areas 600 hectares and divided in three forest zones; first, the Conservation Forest located in Zone Ring 1 which functions conservation forest for rare trees; second, the Urban Forest with office and residential buildings surrounded by aesthetically arranged plants and vegetation; and the third, the Production and Vegetation Forest, which is a nursery zone where seedling, and planting of productive trees are done, from which harvest is expected.
“About 450 hectare of DAHANA’s land will be assigned as vegetation and productive forest. This is our effort for utilization of land while conserving the environment and maintaining the EMC are ecosystem,” says Ruskalim. (SYA)