A miner panning for gold along a stream in Indonesia where the government has revoked more than 2,000 mining permits. Photo: AFP
A miner panning for gold along a stream in Indonesia where the government has revoked more than 2,000 mining permits. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia revokes thousands of mining permits covering over 3 million hectares – wants ‘new entrepreneurs’

  • President Joko Widodo in January ordered thousands of mining, plantation and forest-use permits to be revoked due to non-compliance or because they had not been used
  • Government plans to redistribute the land to other companies – ‘We want new entrepreneurs in these regions, so there will be balance’ investment minister said

A miner panning for gold along a stream in Indonesia where the government has revoked more than 2,000 mining permits. Photo: AFP
A miner panning for gold along a stream in Indonesia where the government has revoked more than 2,000 mining permits. Photo: AFP
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