Universitas Indonesia Conferences, The 8th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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The future of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Tanjung Api Api in Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra and the Impact on Communities and Sembilang National Park
Dewi Dwi Puspitasari Sutejo

Last modified: 2022-06-06


Provincial Regulation (Perda) No. 14/2006 on South Sumatra Spatial Planning stated emphasized the development of the Tanjung Api-api Port and Industrial Area. This project is part of the Kawasan Perhatian Investasi (KPI, Area of Investment Attention) and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) which is the flagship of Jokowi's program in boosting investment. In the planning of development of SEZ Tanjung Api- api and Tanjung Carat involve a massive beach reclamation. Tanjung Carat port ensure and support export-import coal, oil, and natural gas trading. These will impact to environmental disaster, in coastal area, peatlands area, and mangrove, including Sembilang National Park. At least, there are two districts consisted 12 villages covered 263 thousand hectares that will be impacted, which are   Banyuasin II and Sumber Marga Telang. One of the villages is Sungsang IV village, Banyuasin II district, in Banyuasin regency, the hugest village in the district and also part of the area is claimed as part of Sembilang National Park area. This study will explore on how far the implementation of project planning of Tanjung Api-api and Carat Port And how the communities vulnerable, and the environment impact particularly on peatland forest, mangrove forest and Sembilang National Park and how the communities dealing with this situation, while they are also face the climate change impact.

Keywords : SEZ Tanjung Api-api, Pelabuhan Tanjung Carat, Sembilan National Park, Sungsang VI Village

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