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News Release 2006

Starting Ceremony of Tropical Forest Revitalization Project in Indonesia

Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Headquarters: Kariya-city, Aichi, Japan President: Shuhei Toyoda) and P.T. Abadi Barindo Autotech (hereinafter referred to as “ABA”) announced the holding of Ceremony for starting of Tropical Forest Revitalization Project in Indonesia on December 5th from 9:00 in the morning, as part of Global Social Contribution Activity Program of Toyota Boshoku Group.

Director of Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia Ir. Nyoman Yuliarsana M. Agr., administration officials, local NGO foundation affiliates and local residents attended the ceremony. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony.

This project is collaborated with Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia and a Japanese NGO foundation, Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO*). The aim of this project is the conservation of natural environment by afforestation and to create jobs and to support local people economically by contributing to Indonesia through reforestation activity. Also, absorption and fixed effects of greenhouses gas (carbon dioxide, etc.) are expected by afforestation and local NGO foundation is implementing natural resources management ability improvement program to local residents. * Association authorized by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the purpose of promotion of international forestry cooperation.

<sa of the project>
1. Location Argowulan Area in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java Province
2. Area 30 ha / year (150ha / five years)
3. Tree species Acacia decurrens, Casuarina junghuhniana and other indigenous species
(1,660 seedlings / ha, 49,800 seedlings / year)
4. Contents Administration office of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry) implements five years of reforestation. Many effects are expected by rehabilitation of the forest, such as restoration of degraded area, conservation of watershed protection land, job creation and economic support for local people. Toyota Boshoku will bear the cost for rehabilitation.
<The outline of ABA>
1. Company name P.T. Abadi Barindo Autotech
2. Location Headquarters: Bukasi, Indonesia
3. President Masatoshi Okura
4. Business operations Manufacturing automotive seats, interior products and kenaf boards
5. Plants Bukasi plant, Jakarta plant, Surabaya plant
6. Established March 1988
7. Number of associates Approximately 900

 

<Starting Ceremony of Tropical Forest Revitalization Project >

Dr. Ir. Nyoman Yuliarsana M. Agr., Director of Directorate General of 
Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry, 
Indonesia (4th from right) and Mr. Shigetaka Miwa, 
General Manager of General Affairs & Corporate Communications Division,
Toyota Boshoku Corporation (1st from right).