Bukit Asam (PTBA) Turns Former Mines into Fish Ponds

State-owned coal company PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) has converted ex-mining land in the Air Laya area, Tanjung Enim, South Sumatra, into a fish pond. This location is managed by local residents. PTBA Corporate Secretary Apollonius Andwie said the empowerment of residents around the mining area is a form of the company’s commitment to protecting the environment and improving the community’s economy.

“PTBA is committed to making a positive contribution to society and reducing negative impacts on the environment in every operational activity,” Apollonius said in his official statement, Saturday (2/7/2022).

This fish farming pond is managed by 30 residents around the mining area by utilizing an area of ​​2.5 hectares. The assistance provided by Bukit Asam includes land management permits, training in freshwater fish farming, construction of warehouse facilities and fish seed containers and group management development. There are also types of fish that are cultivated, namely African catfish, tilapia, carp, catfish, cork, and koi. “Every month, approximately 200 thousand fish seeds are sold from this pond,” he said.

PTBA realizes that long-term business sustainability does not only depend on the ability to realize financial targets, but also depends on the support of the community around the mining area. Therefore, the issuer with the PTBA stock code has a responsibility in social development so that through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at least the community can experience social, economic and environmental benefits. B


ukit Asam’s CSR programs focus on improving the social welfare of the community spread across the company’s work areas, namely the Tanjung Enim Mining, Ombilin Mining, Tarahan Port, and Kertapati Pier.

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