Labungkari Feasibility Analysis as Economic Growth Center and Development Equity in Central Buton Regency
Keywords:Feasibility, accessibility, service center, area, Labungkari
This research was to aim of analyzing the feasibility of the Labungkari area to become the capital of Central Buton Regency. The analytical tools used are AHP analysis, gravity analysis, scalogram analysis, and accessibility analysis. The results of AHP analysis and gravity show that Labungkari is the center of the capital of Central Buton Regency with a hinterland of seven districts that has a symbiotic relationship and has a specific function so that both depend internally. The functions of Labungkari as the capital of Central Buton Regency are (1) residential center; (2) service center; (3) industrial center; and (4) raw material trading center. Meanwhile, the functions of the areas behind the districts and villages are (1) providers of raw materials and basic resources; (2) marketing areas for industrial goods; and (3) agricultural activity center and home craft industry. The development of Labungkari as the capital of Central Buton Regency is very dependent on the development of the rear area and the development of the back area (district and village) is influenced by the acceleration of the development of Labungkari as the capital of Central Buton Regency. The results of the scalogram analysis show that Gu district is ranked one and Lakudo district is ranked two which have the number and type of service facilities. Labungkari is located in Gu district and Lakudo district, so the criteria for Labungkari as a regional growth center have the largest number and types of facilities to meet the various needs of the population in Central Buton Regency. The results of the accessibility analysis show that Labungkari is located in the middle of Central Buton regency, Bau-Bau city, Buton regency, Muna regency, and Bombana regency which can be reached with cheap transportation costs and fast travel time. The centrality of Labungkari is the center of social activities, cultural economy, and the center of government administration. The activities of each sub-district and rural area as the center of growth tend to flow to the Labungkari area, in contrast to various government service activities, and the implementation of the agricultural sector development, industrial sector, and service sector will flow to all districts and villages fairly and evenly.