Gov’t Revokes 2,078 Mining Business Permits
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES
REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
Date: 6 January 2022
Gov't Revokes 2,078 Mining Business Permits
The government has continued to improve the administration of natural resources to achieve equity, transparency, and justice. Mining permits are thoroughly evaluated. Permits that are not implemented, unproductive, transferred to other entities, and those that do not comply with allocation and regulations are revoked.
According to Director General of Mineral and Coal of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), Ridwan Djamaluddin, a total of 2,078 mineral and coal Mining Business Permits (IUP) located across Indonesia have been revoked.
"As many as 1,776 permits to mine minerals, including metallic minerals, non-metallic minerals, and rocks that cover an area of 2,236,259 hectares have been revoked," said Ridwan in Jakarta, Thursday (6/1/2022).
These mining permits spread in the provinces of Bengkulu, Jambi, South Sumatra, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, West Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung Islands, Riau Islands, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, and Southeast Sulawesi.
"Meanwhile, a total of 302 coal mining permits with an area covering 964,787 hectares have also been revoked. The permits are located in the provinces of Bengkulu, Jambi, Riau, South Sumatra, West Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and Southeast Sulawesi," Ridwan added.
Ridwan continued, "The government will decide on the policy to use mineral and coal resource potential so that these resources can bring maximum benefits to the people," Ridwan concluded.
In a press conference held previously this day, President Joko Widodo announced that a total of 2,078 mineral and coal mining business permits have been revoked because these companies never submitted their work plan. The permits have been given for years but have not been implemented, causing a holdback to the use of natural resources to increase the welfare of the people. (IY)
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