Stakeholders in the mining industry, notably the government, need to discuss a long-term strategy for mineral resources, as the current export-oriented policy could threaten the country’s energy security in the future, a mining executive has said. Budi Gunadi Sadikin, the president director of state mining holding company PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum), said the current policy focus on raw material exports to gain state revenue was not good in the long term. “Don’t sell out all of our [coal] reserves as if they are rocks. If we use them all now, money surely will come in, but the next generation will have a hard time finding the coal to generate their electricity,” he said.
July 12 2019, The Jakarta Post - Read 8 times