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Public Consultation for Updating Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for Bromo-Tengger-Semeru Destination

In the purpose to update the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) which is one of the requirements to add new destinations in Integrated Tourism Development Program (ITDP) or Program Pembangunan Pariwisata Terintegrasi dan Berkelanjutan (P3TB), Bappenas held a public consultation for Bromo-Tengger-Semeru (BTS) destination on December 16, 2019 at Bromo Room, East Java Provincial Office of Culture and Tourism, Jalan Wisata Menanggal Surabaya. It was attended by central government, local government, entrepreneurs, community, NGO and academicians.

The public consultation activity was opened by Sinarto, Head of East Java Provincial Office of Culture and Tourism. He conveyed that Bromo-Tengger-Semeru constitutes East Java Province’s mainstay tourism destination, so that it was welcomed cheerfully. It was expected that participants could give their thoughts on how to promote BTS tourism. It has currently a number of problems remained such as clean water and access from Pasuruan and Malang. Moreover, Lumajang District wants to obtain benefits from BTS tourism.   

Executing Officer of the Head of Bappenas Sub-Directorate of Tourism, Istasius Angger Anindito, added that local governments need to establish tourism Work Group or Kelompok Kerja (Pokja) pariwisata. Bu Ika from the Bappenas Directorate of Regional and Area Development added that the Pokja will play the role as vehicle to establish collaboration among stakeholders (both government and non-government) in BTS tourism development. The Pokja will meet the substance of the BTS Integrated Tourism Master Plan (ITMP) compilation and safeguard the implementation. Bappenas will hold courtesy meeting with Governor and Regents to prepare its’ establishment.

In the main event, Head of the Centre for Strategic Area Development BPIW Ministry of PUPR, Kuswardono, delivered the ESMF exposition that covers: (1) the importance of ESMF as social and environmental protection framework of all activity plan; (2) the policies referred to in ESMF implementation, i.e. government of Indonesia’s and World Bank’s regulations; (3) the chronology of ESMF compilation; (4) ESMF’s application coverage; (5) ESMF’s application principles  in cultural preservation management, land procurement and resettlement, indigenous people, environmental and disaster risk management; (6) negative list (prohibited things to do); (7) meaningful public consultation in the implementation; (8) general procedure of ESMF’s application; (9) ESMF instrument preparedness; and (10) due diligent implementation in ESMF monitoring.     

In response to ESMF revision exposition – the P3TB, participants provided their input and questions which were then the topics of discussion, i.e.: (1) is it possible to add Ijen as national tourism destination (DPN) in the coverage of RIPT-BTS planned area; (2) the issue on local-community’s forest land tenure; (3) Tengger people’s role and function in BTS tourism; (4) how to protect endemic flora and fauna spread within BTS and the institution in charge of that matter; (5) Relatedness between strategic plan or Renstra in each district within BTS area and ITMP; (6) The need to pay attention to community empowerment and not only focus on physical development; (7) ITMP compilation should pay attention to spatial plan refer to RDTR of each district; (8) Since it is a National Park area, BTS’s ITMP should be compiled in consultation with various parties; (9) the balance between tourism activity and conservation should be considered, at one hand, there is strong will to attract more tourists, but at the other, it will cost the culture and environment; (10) The principles of Cultural Reserve management should refer to Law No. 11 of 2010 and the data collection should involve Cultural Reserve Office; (11) The role of education should be included in P3TB, to cover the number of school and student, and level of public awareness. Students can be involved as tour guide since they know more the BTS area.

The spoke persons responded to participants’ questions and input, as follows: (1) The coverage of BTS-ITMP planned area can be added through market demand assessment and will be determined by Bappenas; (2) when the development takes place at the location occupied by the community while they don’t have the right to do so, they are still to be compensated on building and plants; (3) according to ESMF, tourism development should protect indigenous people’s interests, they should keep their cultural values maintain and observed. P3TB should make the Tengger people confident to preserve their cultural and traditional values; (4) BTS tourism development should protect endemic flora and fauna by involving Tengger people; (5) ITMP compilation will pay attention to program/activities set forth in each district’s Renstra, however, after its’ stipulation, the Renstra will be adjusted pursuant to ITMP; (6) P3TB  is not only physical development, but also covers component 3 which focuses on community empowerment (tourism awareness), local tourism workers and entrepreneurs; (7) the BTS-ITMP compilation will pay attention to spatial plan aspect of each district, and also to accommodate required change; (8) there will be appropriate consultation with various parties including with the National Park in compiling BTS-ITMP; (9) To maintain the balance between tourism activities and conservation, BTS-ITMP compilation will apply carrying capacity approach. There will be limitation on how many people can enter BTS in one certain period. Signage will be installed to assign prohibited areas; (10) P3TB will refer to the Law No. 11 of 2010 regarding Cultural Reserve; (12) The aspects of education and community awareness will be studied at the beginning (baseline), then there will be program/action plan for educational aspect/community awareness required to support BTS tourism development.

In the closing session, Kuswardono conveyed that all information on P3TB, ESMF document, facility for complain handling and MIS are accessible on the website www.p3tb.pu.go.id.  Head of East Java Provincial Culture and Tourism Office who oversaw the event from the beginning to the end delivered that BTS constitutes East Java’s magnet of tourism. If ITMP has been validated through Perpres, it will be the reference for tourism development in East Java.

Should there any input for improvement that has not been discussed in the public consultation, participants and public community can send them by email to kiks.2019@yahoo.com and lpek@bappenas.go.id in short period.

Konsultasi Publik dalam rangka Pemutakhiran ESMF untuk Destinasi Bromo-Tengger-Semeru

Konsultasi Publik dalam rangka Pemutakhiran ESMF untuk Destinasi Bromo-Tengger-Semeru

Konsultasi Publik dalam rangka Pemutakhiran ESMF untuk Destinasi Bromo-Tengger-Semeru

Konsultasi Publik dalam rangka Pemutakhiran ESMF untuk Destinasi Bromo-Tengger-Semeru