“The ruling is aimed at improving existing management of forest use for mining,” Hasan said at Coaltrans Asia Conference in Bali. “Miners must have mining and land-use permits from the local administration and forestry ministry to operate in protected forests.”
Primary forests and peatlands are excluded from the decree, as the government has imposed a two-year ban on mining and expansion of plantations in those areas, Hasan said.
Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of power station- coal and tin and is rich with other minerals such as copper, nickel and bauxite.
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