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Indonesia update

Published by MAC on 2007-03-09

Indonesia update

9th March 2007

Blacklisted Mining Companies must be Closed Down

Tempo Interactive

1st March 2007

Mining companies that have been blacklisted in the Evaluation Program of Company's Performance Rating in Managing the Environment (Proper) team from the Department for the Environment must be closed down. Witoro S., Technical Director for the Environment at the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources, said that the department would take a stern action against blacklisted companies.

"If these companies are incapable of carrying out further improvement, action will be taken against them," he said yesterday (02/28). The Department for the Environment should have announced the Proper results for companies in January but this has been delayed. Witoro said that the government must be cautious in announcing the Proper result, adding: "Because it will affect investment and image."

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