Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the Indigenous People
One of the Company’s commitments to the indigenous people is through FGD, a way to work together to formulate programs according to the needs and potentials of the people. The FGD is conducted once in three months and involves various parties, including the local government, other private companies, and the local community. The FGD takes place in different locations, determined by the relevant stakeholders around the Company's operational areas. With FGD, PTBA can accommodate various aspirations to be used as baseline data in preparation of many program plans.

Hopefully, the FGD process will create program plans that are right on target so that the local community becomes independent, empowered, and has a better life in the long term.
Bukit Asam Industrial Center (SIBA) Kujur Batik
The SIBA Batik Kujur program aims to raise the cultural values of the local community and bring pride to the people of Dusun Tanjung regarding their cultural values. This also serves as a medium to introduce a historical figure who built the Tanjung Enim area, Puyang Pelawe, who was also the scholar who spread Islam at that time.

SIBA Batik Kujur also aims to improve the local community's economy by creating new superior products, environmentally friendly batik cloth as specific characteristics of the Tanjung Enim, and to support the realization of Tanjung Enim as a Tourist Destination City. In addition, batik is also a cultural heritage and commodity that has high economic potential for the local community, because batik is used not only as clothing but also other forms of goods and used by all kinds of people.

SIBA Batik Kujur was established in 2019 by 5 (five) groups of Kujur Batik craftsmen, each of which consisted of 5 (five) people. Currently, the Kujur Batik craftsman group has grown to 8 (eight) groups with a total of 37 members.

Unique with its wealth of local wisdom and history of Tanjung Enim, Dusun Tanjung is the oldest Ring 1 area in the vicinity of the Company. With this in mind, the Company developed a community empowerment program with the main target of women in the Tanjung Dusun area by establishing Tanjung Enim Batik Kujur Business Development Group.

First, PTBA CSR Team work unit conducted a survey to Omah Kreatif Dongaji batik craftsman in Bantul Yogyakarta area. After signing a cooperation agreement between the PTBA CSR Team and the Omah Kreatif Donoran Team, batik training activities for the people of Tanjung Dusun was held. Later, several actions were followed such as a socialization program to local stakeholders as well as the community, forming groups, providing facilities and infrastructure assistance, as well as mentoring.
Bukit Asam Industrial Center (SIBA) Songket
SIBA Songket was established in 2016 in Lingga Village, Lawang Kidul District, Muara Enim Regency. The SIBA Songket Program aims to increase the economic income of the community around the company and preserve the culture/ local wisdom of South Sumatra Province because songket is a superior commodity and a characteristic of the people of South Sumatra.

The SIBA songket weaving program was first formed with a group of housewives who are trained with songket weaving skills. The program included the training of 24 housewives (IRT), the provision of 20 units of songket looms and raw materials as well as the establishment of the Bukit Asam Songket House as a center for education, development and marketing of songket.

SIBA Songket is the first and only place in Muara Enim Regency for Songket Production, as an idea in preserving the culture/ local wisdom of South Sumatra Province, education centers, development and marketing of songket, a new source of income for 24 housewives group members and providing high quality yet inexpensive songket.

The success of this program generates other program replications and expansions of training areas. SIBA Songket receives orders from the Company’s guests to provide souvenirs, participates in songket exhibitions, as well as produces songket diversification such as tanjak, bags, tissue boxes.