Local Indegenous Preservation
The local people around the area of Sub-Business Agro I, espescially in Muara Wahau and Kongbeng, Kabupaten Kutai Timur, Kalimantan Timur Province has a diverse tribal and cultural background. In accordance with the company’s value, “synergy and integrity” in particular, the commitment to support the maintenance and reservation of local culture in strengtening the partnership between the company and the people.
Such value then manifested in various form of activities, such as RB creativity week which held annually, and always promoting local culture richness in the form of art and dance performances, such as art and dance from Kutai, Dayak and Java. Annual elementary school science olympic is closed by talents show of student who represent their own school.
Local culture empowerment, especially Dayak Wehea, is carried out by providing a space for interaction reservation betewen forest and the people through a partnership between the company and Lembaga Adat Wehea Desa Nehas Liah Bing in the management of conservation area belong to the company. The purpose of such conservation area management is not solely concern with flora and fauna reservation, but also concerning human resources development. Thus the community has an independent capacity to manage and develop its potentials and culture.
The company routinely provide support towards the function of local tradition, especially for Dayak Wehea in organizing harvest festival or Erau. In 2015, the company had given support to the event Musyawarah Besar (Mubes) III Rumpun Kung Kemul held in Desa Nehas Liah Bing from June 12 to 18, 2015. Mubes III Kung Kemus is a Dayak Tribes General Meeting which attended by 72 sub-tiribes of similar tribe and historical background from different regions, which are Kalimantan Timur (Kaltim), Kalimantan Utara (Kaltara), Kalimantan Selatan (Kalsel), Kalimantan Tengah (Kalteng) and Kalimantan Barat (Kalbar).