TEMPO.CO, Jakarta- The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued export recommendation licenses for PT Freeport Indonesia (PT FI) and PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (PT AMNT).
The export recommendation for Freeport was issued based on a request letter No. 571/OPD/II/2017 delivered by the company on February, 2017. Meanwhile, the export recommendation for PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara was issued on February 17, 2017.
“PT FI and PT AMNT both have declared their commitment to construct smelter,” said Sujatmiko, Chief of Communication, Public Relationship and Ministerial Cooperation of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in a written statement dated Friday, February 17, 2017.
The export recommendation was issued in accordance with the Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 6 of 2017 and Trade Minister Regulation No. 1/M-DAG/PER/1/2017.
Sujatmiko added that the government will continue to monitor the progress of the smelter construction once every six months. The export recommendation will be revoked if both companies failed to fulfill their commitment in smelter construction.