Fri, 02-22-2013 14:16 WIB
President Issuing the Inpres to Accelerate Improvement of Mineral Value Added in the Country
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In order to accelerate the increasing of minerals added value through the processing and refining of minerals in the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on February 13, 2013 has issued the Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 3 of 2013, addressed to the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Jero Wacik, Minister of Industry MS. Hidayat, Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Finance Agus Martowardojo, Minister of Home Affairs Gamawan Fauzi, Minister of State Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Dahlan Iskan, Minister of Environment Balthasar Kambuaya, the Governor and Regent/Mayor in the country.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono instructed to take the necessary steps in  coordinating and integrating to enhance the minerals added value in the country through: 1. Policy coordination and synchronization, 2. Improved service and licensing, and 3. Increasing the guidance effectiveness and supervision of the implementation of the accelerating policy of minerals value-added increasing.

Special to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Jero Wacik, the President instructed to provide the updates data and information about the potentialy and distribution of mineral ore reserves through the website; facilitate the provision of energy for processing and refining; establish the liability policy needs of ore/concentrate for processing and refining.

The President also asked the Minister of ESDM Jero Wacik to set up the domestic liability policy needs of the processing and refining results of certain minerals to the industrial sector needed, and to evaluate the legislation of the mineral that inhibits efforts to accelerate the increasing of minerals  value added through processing and refining in the country .

"Minister of Industry MS. Hidayat formulate a road map of mineral-based industries, and Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan determine policies on exports, imports, and trade in the country to ensure the availability of supplies, procurement and distribution of raw materials, auxiliary materials and capital goods for processing needs and refinery minerals, "the Inpres reads.

To Minister of Finance Agus Martowardojo, The President instructed to set the fiscal policy in order to encourage mineral processing and refining activities.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi instructed to provide guidance and supervision, as well as evaluation of licensing policy by the Local Government to accelerate the development of processing and refining of minerals and/or the infrastructure.

To the Minister State Enterprises (BUMN) Dahlan Iskan, the President instructed to encourage the BUMN to build the processing and refining of minerals in the country; setting the priority of the state capital additional proposal to BUMN and to encourage BUMN for providing of energy in order to support the development of processing and refining of minerals in the country.

To the Governors and Regents/Mayors, the President instructed to expedite the process of giving permission/recommendation in the development of processing and refining of minerals and/or infrastructure. Even for Regents/Mayosr, the President added in order to support and facilitate the development accelerated of the mineral processing and refining as well as the infrastructure.

The Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa, the President instructed to coordinate the evaluation of development policies that impede the processing and refining of minerals; the policy measures to increase accelerating of mineral value added through processing and refining in the country, and to coordinate the implementation of the Inpres.

"Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs reported the implementation of the Inpres to the President at least 1 (one) time within 6 (six) months," the third dictum of the Inpres reads. (Pusdatin/ES)