Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia during Launching of 5G Mining Technology at Tera Shop, Tembagapura District, Mimika Regency, Papua Province, September 1, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 September 2022
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim,

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Good afternoon,
May prosperity be upon us all.

Distinguished Cabinet Ministers and all levels of PT Freeport Indonesia;
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Esteemed Guests,

We must not be left behind and must be competitive in all sectors as they embrace digitalization. Mining sector should not be left behind and immediately apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and big data in order to support all mining operations. We need technological intervention to improve mining sector generally located in remote and hard-to-access areas due to geographical connectivity that has not been adequately supported.

Today, we proved we made a big leap by implementing the first 5G Smart Mining in Southeast Asia in collaboration with state-owned telecommunication provider Telkom Group and PT Freeport Indonesia. We create remote control automation that can boost productivity and safety of PT Freeport Indonesia’s employees.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to hear that deep underground mines have been controlled remotely. I have seen it firsthand. I am pleased that 99 percent of the total employees who control and operate the technology are Indonesians, especially from Papua. Through this 5G underground smart mining technology, underground mining activities can be monitored by using cameras connected to Artificial Intelligence to prevent and reduce risks of work injury.

I believe this technology will make PT Freeport Indonesia even more recognized at the global level and continue to produce qualified human resources in the mining sector to provide great contributions to the progress of the country’s mining industry.

That concludes my remarks on this auspicious occasion. By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, this afternoon I hereby inaugurate 5G Underground Smart Mining at PT Freeport Indonesia.

Thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

(RIF/EP)

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