UNCTAD proposes a mining model for Central KalimantanPublished by MAC on 2003-02-22
UNCTAD proposes a mining model for Central Kalimantan
February 22, 2003
The UN's representative for UNCTAD (United Nations Conferences on Trade and Development), Mr Olle Ostensson is currently working on a development model for large-scale mining projects in Indonesia's province of Central Kalimantan. The head of Public Relations department for Central Kalimantan, Drs Harun Al Rasyid, said that Onstensson has presented the model to the provincial governor, H Asmawi Agani. Onstensson had previously requested a permit from the governor to collect data and information from several governmental agencies for the preparation of the proposal for the development of large-scale mining projects model in Central Kalimantan.
UNCTAD is focussing on the development of large-scale mining projects covering all aspects while eliminating negative impacts when exploiting mineral resources in the province. "The development model for the mining sector will be sent to formal international organizations so that various inputs and opinions from all over the world can be garnered and attract international players to invest in Central Kalimantan," said Rasyid, adding that Onstensson has also conducted surveys in the regency of Gunung Mas, which has the highest potential for mineral resources in the province. "The UNCTAD is expected to promote and become the window of the province to the world," said Al H governor Asmawi Agani as quoted by Rasyid.