International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Response of the Dayak Basap Indigenous People on Settlement Relocation by PT. Kaltim Prima Coal in East Kutai District, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Dano Antonio Mapi

The purpose of this study is to assess the response of Dayak Basap indigenous peoplein relation to the relocation process conducted by PT.KaltimPrima Coal (PT.KPC) from Keraitan village to new settlement area called Matiro Wali village. The massive expansion and exploitation of coal mining companies tend to create social issues and environmental impact on surrounding communities that caused the vanished of farmland and even land area for settlement. The expansion of coal mining project conducted by PT.KPC has caused the impacted Dayak Basap communities need to be relocated to other settlement area so that mining company could exploit the coal in accordance with the operating standard. In term of data collection, the researcher has interviewed 40 respondents by giving three options to express their responses to each question relating to the Dayak Basap resettlement“Satisfied”, “Fair” and “Unsatisfied”. The collected data is displayed in the form of a percentage (%). Assessment aspects including relocation process such as housing, infrastructure development, road access, social and economic facilities, agricultural land, hunting and fishing areas, and the potential of future livelihoods. The result of this research is expected to be useful recommendation and reference for both corporations and local government officials in term of conducting resettlement of the local community living adjacent to coal mine areas. The researcher has found that Dayak Basap indigenous people strongly complain about the social and economic facilities provided by PT. KPC in the new settlement area due to the access road is badly damage, the limitation of agricultural land, hunting area and fishing ground are also insufficient.

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