Our Story

The History

PT Abaco Pasifik Indonesia has been working with the West Sumatra Government and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment since 2014, on a strategic project to develop 30,000 hectares of land in the Sungai Beremas region of Pasaman Barat. The project has been granted a permit for Foreign Investment of up to $1.3 Trillion USD, along with a wide range of development permits which include infrastructure, industrial, agricultural, commercial, residential, environmental and tourism initiatives.

This project was originally established to construct an oil refinery and petrochemical facility with the objective of addressing Indonesia’s increasing reliance on oil-derived products. However, over the past nine years, there has been a significant shift in the perspectives around the world and nationally within Indonesia on the impacts of climate change and the urgency in developing climate resilience by moving towards net zero carbon emissions as a global society. 

Additionally, it is acutely important for the protection of archipelago countries like Indonesia, which has more than 18,000 islands, 6,000 of which are inhabited, to conduct a strategic assessment of their current reliance on fossil fuel products in order to develop a transitional program that will help Indonesia reach a net zero carbon emission state, with a new future proof sustainable energy and industrial platform.

The Abaco Smart City Project goal is simple, we are here to create a new net zero-emission green and smart city. With the people of West Sumatra, we will pioneer as a leading example for the whole of Indonesia and the rest of the world, on how modern technologies and sustainable urban development, can be combined with cultural and social innovation platforms, to build a resilient ecosystem, where nature and humans, live in balanced harmony into the future.

SUNGAI BEREMAS

PASAMAN BARAT – WEST SUMATRA

CLIMATE RESILIENCE FOR INDONESIA

  • In 2020, Presidential Regulation No. 18 on the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (National RPJM) was established
  • Climate Resilience Development is now the 6th (sixth) national priority (PN) in the 2020-2024 RPJMN, Improving the Environment, Increasing Disaster and Climate Change Resilience.
  • March 2021, “Climate Resilience Development Policy 2020-2045” manifested Indonesian government’s commitment to respond to climate change.
  • Dr. Ir. H. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning & Head of Bappenas stated “Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world and vulnerable to the impact of climate change.”
  • The wide range vulnerabilities across Indonesias regions create challenges for governmental policies and regulations.
  • In summary, the effort for increasing climate resilience must focus on five key affected sectors:

MARITIME & COASTAL RESILIENCE

  • Conversion of logistics barges and passenger ferries to syngas and electricity
  • Sustainable aquaculture industry
  • Coastal conservation and protection
  • Marine pollution monitoring and control
  • Climate analysis and prediction

WATER RESILIENCE

  • Waste water treatment and recycling for agriculture
  • Clean drinking water
  • Zero impact on natural water systems
  • Smart water management technologies
  • Water conservation and harvesting solutions

AGRICULTURE RESILIENCE

  • Community vertical and urban gardens
  • Low footprint agriculture solutions
  • Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Aeroponics
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) initiatives
  • Sustainable Livestock management

Health Resilience

  • State of the art hospitals including telemedicine
  • Eco-urban planning and design
  • Sustainable reliable public transport networks
  • Integrated micro-community environments
  • Air quality monitoring and alerting
  • Eco-cooled buildings
  • Underground service tunnels

Energy Resilience

  • Waste to energy for electricity and synthetic gas
  • Micro-grid infrastructure & community storage
  • Community based solar and wind energy production
  • Artificially Intelligent predicted micro-grid load sharing across communities
  • Green hydrogen refineries

All about the Community

Sustainable industries are core to the smart city plan which includes technology services, electric vehicle products and solutions, eco-education, eco-logistics and eco-tourism that will create employment opportunities and economic growth for all.