The Company is committed to develop the ex-mining areas to be managed in a responsible manner through reclamation, revegetation and post mining activities. The Company implements this mandate pursuant to the legislations andninvolves stakeholders in its implementation. The purpose of pot mining is to create benefits from ex mining areas for various purposes for the sake of the Company’s stakeholders.
Sawahlunto is one of the former mining areas which is now developing into the only mining tourism area in Indonesia. This is the result of the hard work of the Regional Government and part of the responsibility for post-mining assistance. The city is increasingly visited by tourists to see the remains of coal mining activities, including offices and assets of the Company that were built during the Dutch East Indies. Sawahlunto even now hosts various annual international festivals such as Tour de Singkarak (2012) and Sumatra International Music Festival (2013) attended by international guests.
UTILIZATION FOR COMMUNITY
In line with the City Plan of Sawahlunto, post-mining area of 92 ha was built by the Company into tourist facilities for the community. Inside, there are Kandi Wildlife Park, Kandi Lake and Tanah Hitam Lake, Horse Racecourse, Motor Speedway, Horseback Riding, and Cattle Farm.
In this area, the postmining land of PTBA UPO is utilized for the welfare of the community. The entire post-mining area of PTBA UPO has been handed over to the Regional Government of Sawahlunto since 2008.
Sawahlunto is designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO under the name "Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto". The determination of Sawahlunto to be a world heritage site on Saturday, July 6, 2019. This is the efforts taken by PT Bukit Asam Tbk together with the government and the Director General of Culture.
Bukit Asam Industrial Center (SIBA) Sepupu Jaya Fisheries
This freshwater aquaculture utilizes a mud sediment pond covering an area of ± 2 .2 hectares owned by PTBA. This program, which has been implemented since 2014, has a goal to empower the community around the company to get added economic value.
It started with training activities for only 14 members of Sepupu Jaya group. This program now has produced fish production rate of 33.7 tonnes/ year and currently there are 25 groups with 375 members.
The benefits obtained by SIBA Fisheries include raw materials providers for fostered catering businesses, restaurants, catfish pecel sellers, fishing businesses, transportation services, and fish seed suppliers; all independently without depending on the company anymore.
Sepupu Jaya group is also used as a place for sharing knowledge for other groups and as a pilot pond for Muara Enim Regency. Over time, SIBA Fisheries has replicated the program by transferring knowledge to 4 groups (Pokdan Mandala, Kadir Pond, Tanjung Buhuk and Kampung Transmigrasi-Muara Enim) with a total of > 20 members.
Some of the SIBA Fisheries achievements are as follow:
• New jobs opening for the community
• Earned the trust as a fisheries training instructor and Self-subsistent Fisheries Extension Officer from the Muara Enim Regency Fisheries Service
• As location of comparative studies / fisheries benchmarking of national scale
• Received the Adibakti Mina Bahari award from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Best I Aquaculture in South Sumatra Province