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50 companies targeted for post-mining rehabilitation this year
September 9, 2020

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - In a speech at the ministry building (Sep 7), Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya stated that as of August this year, there were 1,039 business entities obliged to rehabilitate watersheds covering an area of ​​560,719 hectares, or almost 8 times the size of Singapore.

Of this, an area of ​​105,202 hectares, or nearly 1.5 times the size of Singapore, has been rehabilitated, mainly through planting.

50 mining companies have declared their commitment to fulfill their obligations to rehabilitate 56,500 hectares of watersheds by the end of the year, or more than three-quarters of Singapore's area.

The list of 50 mining companies includes SKK Migas EMP-Malacca SA, SKK Migas Hulu Mahakam, Adaro Indonesia, Vale Indonesia, Indominco Mandiri, Bukit Asam, Kideco Jaya Agung, Indexim Coalindo, Arutmin, Gunung Bayan Pratama Coal, Berau Coal, Freeport, Borneo Indobara and others.

"These 50 companies need to accelerate planting, taking advantage of the time until December 2020," said Minister Nurbaya.

The following photos show an example of post-mining rehabilitation in Tahura Sultan Adam's Barito watershed through planting by PT Adaro Indonesia in South Kalimantan Province, based on ground-based evidence taken from a ministry evaluation report (Aug 2020).



Double benefit

Minister Nurbaya emphasized that a double benefit is gained from the 50 mining companies meeting their rehabilitation obligations, namely simultaneous environmental and economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Involving communities in carrying out planting in the current pandemic situation means involving them in land rehabilitation, which in turn means opening up new jobs. In parallel, community-based rehabilitation is also part of environmental recovery,” she said.

The photos below show examples of some of the planting activities being done by SKK Migas EMP-Malacca SA in Tesso Nilo's Kampar watershed in Sumatra’s Riau province, which forms part of the company's rehabilitation obligations in its post-mining areas.



In her speech, the minister also expressed her gratitude and deep appreciation to companies that have and are implementing forest and land rehabilitation in post-mining areas.

Data from the ministry as of the end of August 2020 indicated that of the more than one thousand mining companies with rehabilitation obligations in post-mining areas, less than 20% have completed their work.

On the basis of this evidence, President Joko Widodo ordered a presidential regulation to speed up the recovery of post-mining damage, as previously reported by FORESHINTS.NEWS (Aug 20).

“The President's order is clear - an acceleration of recovery from post-mining operations is required. Of course this is a priority and the presidential regulation is expected to be issued very soon,” Minister Nurbaya explained.



TAGS: MINING , RECOVERY , REHABILITATION

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POLICY

50 companies targeted for post-mining rehabilitation this year
September 9, 2020

facebookfinal.png wafinal.png twitterfinal.png emailfinal.png

JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - In a speech at the ministry building (Sep 7), Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya stated that as of August this year, there were 1,039 business entities obliged to rehabilitate watersheds covering an area of ​​560,719 hectares, or almost 8 times the size of Singapore.

Of this, an area of ​​105,202 hectares, or nearly 1.5 times the size of Singapore, has been rehabilitated, mainly through planting.

50 mining companies have declared their commitment to fulfill their obligations to rehabilitate 56,500 hectares of watersheds by the end of the year, or more than three-quarters of Singapore's area.

The list of 50 mining companies includes SKK Migas EMP-Malacca SA, SKK Migas Hulu Mahakam, Adaro Indonesia, Vale Indonesia, Indominco Mandiri, Bukit Asam, Kideco Jaya Agung, Indexim Coalindo, Arutmin, Gunung Bayan Pratama Coal, Berau Coal, Freeport, Borneo Indobara and others.

"These 50 companies need to accelerate planting, taking advantage of the time until December 2020," said Minister Nurbaya.

The following photos show an example of post-mining rehabilitation in Tahura Sultan Adam's Barito watershed through planting by PT Adaro Indonesia in South Kalimantan Province, based on ground-based evidence taken from a ministry evaluation report (Aug 2020).



Double benefit

Minister Nurbaya emphasized that a double benefit is gained from the 50 mining companies meeting their rehabilitation obligations, namely simultaneous environmental and economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Involving communities in carrying out planting in the current pandemic situation means involving them in land rehabilitation, which in turn means opening up new jobs. In parallel, community-based rehabilitation is also part of environmental recovery,” she said.

The photos below show examples of some of the planting activities being done by SKK Migas EMP-Malacca SA in Tesso Nilo's Kampar watershed in Sumatra’s Riau province, which forms part of the company's rehabilitation obligations in its post-mining areas.



In her speech, the minister also expressed her gratitude and deep appreciation to companies that have and are implementing forest and land rehabilitation in post-mining areas.

Data from the ministry as of the end of August 2020 indicated that of the more than one thousand mining companies with rehabilitation obligations in post-mining areas, less than 20% have completed their work.

On the basis of this evidence, President Joko Widodo ordered a presidential regulation to speed up the recovery of post-mining damage, as previously reported by FORESHINTS.NEWS (Aug 20).

“The President's order is clear - an acceleration of recovery from post-mining operations is required. Of course this is a priority and the presidential regulation is expected to be issued very soon,” Minister Nurbaya explained.


TAGS: MINING , RECOVERY , REHABILITATION

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