Economic Corridor in East Kalimantan: A Tragedy Among Extreme Social-Ecological Crises

Explicitly, Kalimantan will be reorganized and reshaped again by “the planners” from the extractive industries (upstream industry) to be the centre of downstream industry. Soon or later, Kalimantan will not be a home for its local people and its  endemic  animals. Kalimantan is not space for living anymore.  But space for “the planners” to create […]

Economic Corridors in North Sumatra: The Sei Mangkei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Its Economic Corridors

The Sei Mangkei was established as special economic zone (SEZ) under Indonesian Government Regulation Number 29/2012. Surrounded by vast areas of oil palm and rubber plantations, it was designed for developing industrial clusters of downstream palm oil and rubber manufacturing factories. Without  considering  social-ecological crises  around the project, its design  mainly focuses on  sustaining  economic  […]

Capital Expansion in Infrastructure Project Track: North Coast West Java

Infrastructure projects in West Java are manifestation of the state and market’s desire to expand new industrial zones. The old industrial zones around Bekasi, Jakarta and Karawang (west side of West Java) are now considered as too dense areas and it demands much higher  production  costs. Therefore, Subang, Majalengka, Cirebon, and Kuningan is becoming  a  […]