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Recovery of Batu Hijau Mining reaches 690,83 hectares



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Bisnis.com, TALIWANG – Recovery of Batu Hijau mining operations in West Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, conducted by PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) until September 2018, amounted to 690,83 hectares of a total of 2 722 hectares of land clearance for mining areas and other support plants.

There are more than 900,000 trees and 90 native species of Batu Hijau planted in the recycling area, both tree species for production and economic value, and species of ecological and conservation assessment.

"The trees in the recycling area provide a place to live as well as food that supports the biodiversity of the original Batu Hijau fauna. The more different types of trees, the more versatile fauna that make it a living environment," said PT AMNT Corporate Communications Manager Anita Avianty in Batu-mining Green West Sumbawa, NTB, Friday (11/16/2018).

According to him, recovery is carried out as soon as possible on finished fields used to prevent erosion and maintain the stability of the slope structures and transform the structure and diversity of the same vegetation as before mining.

Ecological monitoring is also intensively conducted to ensure the effectiveness of recycling activities that have been carried out to suit the goals to be achieved.

He said that the results of monitoring in the Batu Hijau recycling area showed a recovery in environmental quality, as evidenced by increased soil fertility, improved climate, variety of tree species and recycling areas as a habitat for domestic Batu Hijau wildlife such as deer, patrols, ferrets, bats, and bondolörnar.

Each year, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) also verifies and evaluates the success of recycling conducted by the company based on the success criteria provided by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree No. 1827/2018.

At the recycling phase, to prevent erosion on the company's slopes with recycling of coconut fibers, namely cocoon. This product is manufactured by a local business unit built by the company in Maluk Village, Sekongkang District, Sumbawa Barat.

"The coconut fiber processing business unit is one of our environmental programs through community empowerment and utilization of local resources, as its production is necessary to meet my recycling needs," says Anita.

PT AMNT's Reclamation Senior Specialist Fitrahjaya Kurniawan added that in 2018, AMNT 9000 bought cocoon rolls from target operations or an average of 1,000 rolls per month in accordance with the 2018 recovery plan.

From 2015 to June 2018, total coconut fiber recovered 433 tonnes of cocoon and cocopeat with a total sales value of Rp2.6 billion.

The Batu Hijau mine is the second largest copper and gold mine in Indonesia after Freeport in Papua. Amman Mineral took over the leadership of the Batu Hijau mine from PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara 2016.

The shareholders of PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara are PT Amman Mineral International (82.2 percent) and PT Pukuafu Indah (17.8 percent).

PT Amman Mineral International is an Indonesian company whose shareholders consist of PT AP Investment (50 percent) and PT Medco Energy International Tbk (50 percent).

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Bisnis.com, TALIWANG – Recovery of Batu Hijau mining operations in West Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, conducted by PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) until September 2018, amounted to 690,83 hectares of a total of 2 722 hectares of land clearance for mining areas and other support plants.

There are more than 900,000 trees and 90 native species of Batu Hijau planted in the recycling area, both tree species for production and economic value, and species of ecological and conservation assessment.

"The trees in the recycling area provide a place to live as well as food that supports the biodiversity of the original Batu Hijau fauna. The more different types of trees, the more versatile fauna that make it a living environment," said PT AMNT Corporate Communications Manager Anita Avianty in Batu-mining Green West Sumbawa, NTB, Friday (11/16/2018).

According to him, recovery is carried out as soon as possible on finished fields used to prevent erosion and maintain the stability of the slope structures and transform the structure and diversity of the same vegetation as before mining.

Ecological monitoring is also intensively conducted to ensure the effectiveness of recycling activities that have been carried out to suit the goals to be achieved.

He said that the results of monitoring in the Batu Hijau recycling area showed a recovery in environmental quality, as evidenced by increased soil fertility, improved climate, variety of tree species and recycling areas as a habitat for domestic Batu Hijau wildlife such as deer, patrols, ferrets, bats, and bondolörnar.

Each year, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) also verifies and evaluates the success of recycling conducted by the company based on the success criteria provided by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree No. 1827/2018.

At the recycling phase, to prevent erosion on the company's slopes with recycling of coconut fibers, namely cocoon. This product is manufactured by a local business unit built by the company in Maluk Village, Sekongkang District, Sumbawa Barat.

"The coconut fiber processing business unit is one of our environmental programs through community empowerment and utilization of local resources, as its production is necessary to meet my recycling needs," says Anita.

PT AMNT's Reclamation Senior Specialist Fitrahjaya Kurniawan added that in 2018, AMNT 9000 bought cocoon rolls from target operations or an average of 1,000 rolls per month in accordance with the 2018 recovery plan.

From 2015 to June 2018, total coconut fiber recovered 433 tonnes of cocoon and cocopeat with a total sales value of Rp2.6 billion.

The Batu Hijau mine is the second largest copper and gold mine in Indonesia after Freeport in Papua. Amman Mineral took over the leadership of the Batu Hijau mine from PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara 2016.

The shareholders of PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara are PT Amman Mineral International (82.2 percent) and PT Pukuafu Indah (17.8 percent).

PT Amman Mineral International is an Indonesian company whose shareholders consist of PT AP Investment (50 percent) and PT Medco Energy International Tbk (50 percent).

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Source: Antara

Editor: M. Syahran W. Lubis

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