PT Musi Hutan Persada established in March 1991, is a joint venture company between The Government of The Republic of Indonesia (Representative by PT Inhutani V (Persero) as State Own Enterprise) with 40% shares and Marubeni Corporation (Japan) with 60% shares.
Company concentrating on development and sustainable management of Industrial Forest Plantation. Under the decree of the Minister of Forestry Number : 038/Kpts-II/1996 dated January 29, 1996, PT Musi Hutan Persada was granted as Hak Pengusahaan Hutan Tanaman Industri License (Ijin Usaha Pemanfaatan Hasil Hutan Kayu - Hutan Tanaman) to manage and utilize wood from Industrial Forest Plantation in South Sumatra, covering an areas of 296,400 hectares. The primary objectives of plantation development of the company are improving environmental quality, increasing land productivity, providing job opportunities and increasing the regional income.
Early vegetation of PT Musi Hutan Persada was alang-alang grassland (Imperata cylindrica), shrub and degraded forest that were especially for traditional crop growing and was also unproductive land. Our company does not cut down natural forest even one tree. Since 1999 PT Musi Hutan Persada commenced harvesting and supplying wood to the pulp mill PT Tanjung Enim Lestari Pulp & Paper (PT TEL). The main species grown by the company's is Acacia mangium. On that time Acacia mangium was chosen as main species for the following reasons :