Deputy Minister of Agriculture Welcomes Integrated Waqf Area in Aceh

During his visit to Aceh Besar, Indonesian Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Harvick Hasnul Qolbi welcomed the establishment of the Berbate Integrated Waqf Area and was impressed with the management of the waqf-based area.

Integrated Waqf Area.
Indonesian Deputy Minister of Agriculture visits Integrated Waqf Area in Berbate, Aceh Besar. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, ACEH BESAR – Global Wakaf-ACT has explained the master plan for plantation and livestock-based Integrated Waqf Area in front of the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia (Wamentan RI), Harvick Hasnul Qolbi on Wednesday (9/8/2021) at the Barbate Date Plantation, Aceh Besar. The presentation was carried out directly by the Regional Head of ACT North Sumatra Husaini Ismail. In his presentation, Husaini explains that Global Wakaf-ACT Aceh is developing Integrated Waqf Area in Berbate, Seulawah Valley, and Aceh Jaya.

“Currently, there are three locations that are being developed by Global Wakaf-ACT to be Integrated Waqf Areas including Berbate. What is being developed here is the management of Waqf-Based Livestock Barn (LTW) for sheep and date plantation," explained Husaini.

Furthermore, Husaini explained that the Barbate has great potential in the development of agro-tourism and industry. Until now, the Barbate Integrated Waqf Area (KWT) has the potential to become an agro-tourism and industry area. The area is also supported with various facilities including a mosque, a family recreation area around the date plantation, and the Waqf Livestock Barn which empowers livestock centers that are integrated with local schools.

“Imagine how empowered the locals and farmers here if there are one thousand sheep to be managed here. Furthermore, with the fertile date plantation, visitors can process the dates they picked themselves. KWT Berbate will also become an agro-education center in Aceh,” added Husaini.

Berbate Integrated Waqf Area was also welcomed by Deputy Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Harvick Hasnul Qolbi who came to Berbate after a working visit to PT Pupuk Iskandar Muda (PIM) in Lhokseumawe. The brief meeting in Berbate was also attended by Marketing Director of PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) Gusrizal, Director of Finance and General Affairs of PT PIM Rochan Syamsul Hadi, Chairman of HKTI, Youth DPN of HKTI, and Heads of Agriculture & Plantation Agency, Animal Husbandry Agency, and Food Security Agency of Aceh Province.[]