Sragen, October 1, 2020 – As part of the ongoing KAMI PEDULI (We Care) Program and Community Support, Regal Springs Indonesia has donated 30 floating cages to the community surrounding the Kedung Ombo reservoir in Ngargosari Village, Sumberlawang, Sragen Regency, Central Java, on Thursday (10/1).
“This activity is a continuation of our partnership with the Ngargosari Village Government and the community around the Kedung Ombo reservoir in Sragen Regency as part of the Sustainable KAMI PEDULI Program and Community Support in the Lake and Water pillar,” said Dian Octavia, Senior Manager of Corporate & Community Affairs at Regal Springs Indonesia.
The donation of 30 floating cages, worth approximately IDR 225 million, was carried out in a simple handover ceremony from Regal Springs Indonesia to the Sumberlawang Subdistrict Government in Sragen Regency, attended by Muspika officials, Village Head, Chairman of the Village Consultative Board (BPD) Ngargosari, Youth Organization (Karang Taruna), Village-Owned Enterprises (BumDes), and community figures.
Dian explained that the purpose of this activity is to support the food security of the surrounding community and encourage fish farmers to adopt more responsible fish farming practices. “We hope that these floating cages can be utilized by the community for fish farming in the lake and support sustainable livelihoods,” said Dian.
Regal Springs Indonesia has been managing responsible tilapia fish farming and processing in Central Java since 1989. The premium tilapia fish produced is marketed domestically and exported to various countries.
In June 2019, Regal Springs Indonesia launched the Sustainable KAMI PEDULI Program, the world’s first Total Sustainability Program for the aquaculture sector. The KAMI PEDULI Program by Regal Springs Indonesia is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Regal Springs Indonesia provides livelihoods and supports the local community through the 5 pillars of the KAMI PEDULI community program, namely health, lake & water, infrastructure, education, and reforestation.