Towards Indonesia 2045: Enhancing Eco-Smart Port and Developing Resilient Community
Moved by the Vision of Indonesia 2045, we believe that maritime can be the utmost sector to conquer the vision. Not only through the development of ports, but also by creating an inclusive system that indeed is indispensable in which the community could also have equal opportunities to grow. There are three main ideas that we propose for Port of Tanjung Priok: Logistic Railways Extension, Integrated Smart-Green Office, and Eco-tourism Village.
Relying on the road network, Port of Tanjung Priok has traffic congestion as its main problem. The extension of the existing railways to Kalibaru New Terminal is expected to develop multimodal transportation which will increase the potential of logistics train usage (currently, it is only 12%). Moreover, all industrial areas can be directly connected to Port of Tanjung Priok and it can further reduce CO2 pollution.
Our second idea is to develop the Integrated Smart-Green Office. The utilization of solar panels can promote green energy transformation while the automated building system will efficiently cut energy usage. As the system sustainability unquestionably becomes our priority, rainwater harvesting is presumed to supply some clean water, and on the other hand, company's waste management will be integrated with the empowerment initiatives in Eco-tourism village. Not to mention that green roofs and walls could expand green areas in the port.
Lastly, the empowerment of the fishermen community will be bridged through Eco-tourism village. Building sustainable aquaculture with Mangrove Green Belts will not only ease them to earn money but also protect their coastal area from abrasion. Indeed, the fishes or shrimps they produced can be served to the tourists in local restaurants. The multi-purpose green area will then become both public areas in the dry seasons and a detention basin to prevent flooding in the wet season. By all means, we would like to attract tourism and create a resilient circular economy for the fishermen community.
With the collaboration of 3Ps (People, Planet, and Profit), we will definitely create a sustainable, yet competitive maritime sector while supporting Indonesia towards the world's maritime axis.
This article and the ideas are collaborative work from participants during Port Academy 2020 by The Water Agency Indonesia.
Prepared and presented by:
Annisa Cahyaning Jannah (Water Resources Engineering, University of Brawijaya)
Rizki Ramadhan Prayitno (Civil Engineering, Gadjah Mada University)
Muhamad Farid Geonova (Ocean Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology)
Syaviera Aninda Putri Said (Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology)