PKPM, Acceleration for Community’s Independence

PKPM at a glance

PKPM, Acceleration for Community’s Independence

For five decades operation, PT Vale brought major changes for local community life. These changes gave positive impact for working opportunity and developing various public infrastructure, such as health, education and transportation facilities and other infrastructure that drives local economy. PT Vale also implements various community development programs.

Entering 2013, PT Vale changed approach in community development programs implementation through the Integrated Community Development Program (PTPM).

PTPM planning and implementation aligned with East Luwu Regency Government’s road map and long term development program that prioritizes transparency and accountability.

From village to rural area

In 2018, the transformation was carried out. When villages in one area join and develop their best potential which also lead economic growth to community independence more fast.

PKPM was born as the innovation to continue previous program. Villages no longer run individually but connected and together, move forward together in one area. PKPM, It’s a five-year period (2018-2023) partnership program between the community, local government and PT Vale. PKPM is to increase production, competitiveness, to give added value and economic independence for community in mining operation affected areas. PKPM gives stimulant funds to the community so that they can develop their superior region products.

Transformation PMDM to PKPM was through consultation and coordination with relevant stakeholders: the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, East Luwu Regency Government and Tiga Pilar Forum (community coalition). PKPM implementation in line with regulations, especially related to community development programs implementation in mining companies. PKPM also refers to Minister of Village Regulation and Development of Disadvantaged Regions (Village Regulation) No.5 of 2016 concerning Rural Area Development.

PT Vale alson signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Cooperation Agreement between PT Vale and the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (PDTT)’s Rural Area Development Directorate General, South Sulawesi Province’s Community and Village Empowerment Service as well as the East Luwu District Government regarding the implementation of PKPM in Jakarta, November 2018. The MoU signed by CEO PT Vale Nico Kanter, General Secretary Ministry of Village and PDTT Anwar Sanusi, South Sulawesi Governor H.M. Nurdin Abudllah and East Luwu Regency Regent M. Thorig Husler on November 2018.

Cooperation scope includes development-empowerment communities and rural areas, implementation of the Community Development and Empowerment Program (PPM) and PKPM, fostering and strengthening government institutions capacity in village, fostering and strengthening Inter-Village Cooperation Bodies capacity, as well as strengthening Owned Enterprises Village.

PKPM Stages 

Program Scope

PPM-PKPM promotes rural area developments through spatial planning and service center establishments in villages of chief potentials within the 10 regions of 4 sub-districts in East Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi (Nuha, Towuti, Wasuponda and Malili).

1. Tourist Area

PKPM aims to preserve the region’s natural wealth, local customs, cultural legacy, and to raise community welfare. It also supports the development of an environmentally, economically as well as socially and culturally friendly tourism, placing the locals as the planners, managers and owners.

2. Integrated Agricultural Regions (Agropolitan)

PKPM accelerates the region’s productivity and economy through integrated agricultural centers (plantations, animal husbandries, etc.) supported by infrastructures. Synergizing with other economic development programs, PKPM supports other alternative livelihoods, job opportunities, and sustainable-agriculture-based productive economy.

Located at: Towuti Sub-district (Villages of Mahalona, Libukan Mandiri, Kalos, Tole, and Buangin with 980, 1,252, 1,308, 1,046, and 1,655 inhabitants, respectively).

3. The Development of the Pepper Plantation Regions

Infrastructures and reliable information systems support the productions and marketing of peppers. The pepper plantation centers had increased productivity and economy. Synergizing with other economic development programs, PKPM has been developing environmentally-friendly pepper plantations.

Located at: Towuti Sub-district (Villages of Tokalimbo, Loeha, Ranteangin, Bantilang, and Masiku with 1,011, 1,169, 1,967, 2,003, and 823 inhabitants, respectively).

4. Trade Regions and Supporting Industries

PKPM facilitates the productivity and economy of the surrounding production centers with their chief commodities. Trades and industrial infrastructures as well as reliable technological information systems are provided to support the market and industrial activities.

Located at: Towuti Sub-district (Villages of Asuli, Wawondula, Lioka, Baruga, and Langkearaya with 4,563, 4,473, 2,135, 2,281, and 3,590 inhabitants, respectively).

5. Animal Husbandry Regions and Support

PKPM accelerates the productivity and economy of the livestock production centers through infrastructures. Alternative livelihoods, job opportunities, productive animal-husbandry-based economy and business are therefore established.

Located at: Towuti Sub-district (Villages of Pekaloa, Matompi, and Timampu with 1,550, 1,468, and 3,590 inhabitants, respectively).

6. Agro-tourism Region

Tourists will savor and discover the agro-tourism region with local characteristics. PKPM supports the added value of the agriculture, plantation, and livestock which will positively impact the welfare of the community.

Located at: Wasuponda Sub-district (Villages of Wasuponda, Ledu-Ledu, Balambano and Tabarano with 3.250, 5.871, 2.479 and 3.641 inhabitants, respectively).

7. Animal Husbandry and Non-timber Forest Products Processing Region

PKPM accelerates the region’s productivity and economy based on the interdependent potential chief commodities: livestock and non-timber. This is commonly known as wanaternak (silvopasture), the practice of integrating forestry and livestock operations on the same land.

Located at: Wasuponda-Nuha Sub-district (Villages of Kawata, Parumpanai and Matano with 2.037, 3.955, and 595 inhabitants, respectively).

8. Coastal and Marine Product Processing (Minapolitan) Region

Minapolitan region is the center for fishery and marine production, processing, marketing and their other integrated and holistic services. The region is an alternative model/strategy for rural developments, optimizing fisheries and marine resources in an integrative manner, from upstream to downstream.

Located at: Malili Sub-district (Villages of Harapan, Pasi Pasi, Wewangriu and Balantang with 2,205, 1,295, 3,004 and 2,193 inhabitants, respectively).

9. Urban and Service Regions

Urban community service has been improved for economic independence. PKPM develops the urban and service concept to manifest alternative livelihoods, employments, increasing urban incomes on the basis of local characteristics and conditions.

Located at: Malili Sub-district (Villages of Baruga, Puncak Indah and Malili with 3,379, 5,902, and 4,304 inhabitants, respectively).

10. Supporting Regions

These regions are predicted to support Malili as the capital of East Luwu Regency. They are located among three other regions –the coast, marine products processing, and urban service.

Located at: Malili Sub-district (Villages of Laskap, and Pongkeru with 1,921, and 1,914 inhabitants, respectively).