The Big Push for Mineral and Coal Downstreaming
The President emphasized that downstreaming must be carried out by all private mineral and coal companies and state-owned enterprises (SOEs), so the added value of minerals and coal is present in the country.
Indonesia\'s determination to downstream the mineral and coal industry is symbolized by the inauguration of the construction of the largest copper smelter in the world.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo lay the first stone for the construction of the smelter of PT Freeport Indonesia in the Gresik Special Economic Zone (SEZ), East Java, Tuesday (12/10/2021). This smelter will process 1.7 million tons of copper concentrate produced by Freeport Indonesia, which produces 600,000 tons of copper per year.