Lead Limited Meetings, President Jokowi Optimistic Indonesias Tin Heyday Will Return
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed optimism that Indonesia’s tin heyday as a commodity in the world market will return. “We return again with the notes,” President Jokowi said, while leading a limited meeting (ratas) on tin, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (25/6) afternoon.
President Jokowi recognized, now, the price of tin was recently dropped due to the abundance of stocks and due to rampant illegal tin exports. Including, a lot of tin comes from Bangka Belitung, the President said.
“Therefore, on this day will be completed the things relating to the matter,” Jokowi said.
If we look at the field, President Jokowi continued, if looking over there are mining was done at sea, as well as on land can also be seen there are mining, particularly the artisanal mining.
Therefore, the President assesses that it’s only a matter of management, either by the governor or by the PT. Timah and all private companies can participate in managing, fostering participate, come to be the core of plasmas that artisanal mining.
“If we can solve this problem, and primarily related to illegal mining, I think, as it was in front I have said that the heyday of tin Indonesia as a commodity on the world market, when the price will already improved again, I think we can take it,” Jokowi said.
Limited Cabinet Meeting on tin was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Industry Saleh Husin, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Chief of Staff of the President Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto, and Chief BKPM Franky Sibarani. (GUN/DNS/ES)