The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) will continue to refine regulations related to mineral and coal management policies in a transparent manner.These improvements will be strengthened through various constructive inputs from experts to serve as a basis for stakeholders in mining management.
The Special Staff of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for the Acceleration of Mineral and Coal Governance, Irwandy Arif, said that the socialization of the policy document was the right step to get various inputs.”This is one of our efforts to be transparent in making a policy to obtain better regulations,” said Irwandy in the Mineral and Coal Policy Socialization webinar, Thursday (11/2).
Mineral and coal management in Indonesia, according to Irwandy, must be adjusted to the needs and utilization of global commodities in the future so that there is a balance between economic and social development in achieving sustainabledevelopment.
“Still a consideration, global developments towards future strategies have not been included. For example, the development of the electric car industry which will be supported by industries made of nickel, manganese, and so on. Then also advanced technology industries,” said Irwandy.
Several other important points that are still being considered are the management and utilization of the potential of critical raw minerals in Indonesia.”This development is very dynamic,” said Irwandy.
Furthermore, the emphasis on technology research activities includes the management and utilization of minerals and coal, including associated minerals and / or rare metal elements.”I have gathered this input from friends in recent days,” explained Irwandy.
There are also requirements for foreign investment in the mining sector whose business is integrated from upstream to downstream as well as a draft budget allocation for research and development within a period of 10 years.
Irwandy hopes that Indonesia must become the center for determining international commodity prices for the largest resource in Indonesia.”Hence, world research in the mining sector must get a certain percentage of tax incentives, 20 years of free land, and other facilities,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Mining Experts Association (Perhapi) Rizal Kasli asked that the mineral and coal policy be evaluated regularly.”The national mineral and coal policy must be reviewed periodically, for example for 5 years, to answer challenges, opportunities, and changes in the environment and technology that occur very quickly,” said Rizal.
Finalization of Regulations
In addition to continuing to improve the mineral and coal policy document, the government is also preparing to accelerate the completion of the Draft Government Regulation (RPP) and the Draft Presidential Regulation (RPerpres) as a follow-up to the implementation of Law No.3 of 2020 on Minerals and Coal.
“Of the 3 that have been prepared for RPP, 1 is left with finishing, finalization of signatures, while the other 2 have entered into harmonization, including the Presidential Decree regarding delegation of authority,” said Director of Mineral and Coal Acceptance of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Muhammad Wafid on the same occasion.
The 3 RPPs are the RPP concerning the Implementation of Mining Business Activities, the RPP concerning Mining Areas, and the RPP concerning Guidance and Supervision as well as Reclamation and Post-mining in the Implementation of Mining Business Management.(NA)