sharing in governance of extractive industries
As featured in the blog of PWYP, massive and irresponsible mining exploitation in Indonesia cost the country huge environmental destruction as well as people lives. To encourage the development of downstream industry and control the on-going exploration as well, the government has issued export ban on raw mineral yet allowed export on the concentrate up to 12 January 2017.
It's still two days away before the deadline. But some government officials give signal to again ease the export policy. In our belief, export triggers massive and irresponsible exploitation of mining. It’s proven with the increase of mining permits in Indonesia from 9,662 IUP to 10,066 IUP during 2011 to 2016. While 6.3 million hectares of mining are operated in the protection and conservation forest; 24% companies didn’t have tax ID number (2010-2012); 75% of companies didn’t pay reclamation and post mining fund; companies haven’t pay tax and non-tax revenue amounted up to 23 trillion rupiah (2016).
Also lifting concentrate and raw mineral export ban can disrupt the process of mining licenses governance in Indonesia that has been initiated by key stakeholders for the past four years. On this matter, we call the president of Indonesia, President Jokowi, and related ministers to stop export raw mineral!
We invite you all to sign on this petition by clicking this http://bit.ly/2iZo6MR.
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