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French Miner Eramet to Invest $450m in Halmahera Nickel Project

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    Refl: Wah selain emas, mika ada juga nickel di Halmahera??. Pantas saja dibikin otsus-otsus. Apakah perusahaan tambang baik yang disebut nasional maupun asing
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      Refl: Wah selain emas, mika ada juga nickel di Halmahera??. Pantas saja dibikin otsus-otsus. Apakah perusahaan tambang baik yang disebut nasional maupun asing memperhatikan kehidupan penduduk disekitar tambang atau daerah dimana diadakan pertambangan selama ini?
       
       
      Bula yang letaknya di utara pulau Seram juga ada minyak yang dipompa sejak puluhan tahun, tapi orang Maluku tidak tahu kemana mengalirnya: Minyak Bumi di Bula untuk Siapa?” ( http://indonesiacompanynews.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/minyak-bumi-di-bula-untuk-siapa/
       
       
      Megenai pertambangan di negeri-negeri dunia ketiga atau istilah manisnya “developing countries”, salah satu contohnya ialah Liberia di Afrika. Apa yang ditinggalkan ialah lobang-lobang di tanah. Barangkali Nauru di daerah pasifik juga bisa dipakai sebagai contoh, guano habis diambil yang tinggal hanya tanah berlobang-lobang. Kehidupan rakyatnya, seperti mendapat kutukan surgawi.
      Begitulah takdir yang dianugerahkan kepada rakyat yang rela dibodohi oleh pihak berkuasa.
       
       

      French Miner Eramet to Invest $450m in Halmahera Nickel Project
      Camelia Pasandaran | September 07, 2011

      In a move expected to give eastern Indonesia an economic boost, a French mining group plans to invest in a nickel mining project in North Malaku.

      “Eramet will have spent around $450 million on this project before the final investment decision,” Eramet’s chairman and chief executive officer, Patrick Buffet, said on Wednesday after meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

      The $450 million is part of the first phase of a $6 billion investment that would develop a nickel and cobalt mine as well as a processing plant on North Malaku’s Halmahera Island, he said.

      He added that Eramet would provide a complete investment plan for the project by the end of 2012 after settling permits and agreements on key issues with the Indonesian government.

      After the first phase is complete, the Weda Bay Nickel project is expected to produce 35,000 tons of nickel a year. After the second phase, that should increase to 65,000 tons. Buffet said the project could employ about 6,000 people.

      It will include the development of several mining centers in Halmahera, a hydro-metallurgical plant and facilities that provide electricity, water treatment and other basic infrastructure like roads and housing.

      Hatta Rajasa, the coordinating minister for the economy, said the president welcomed the plan.

      “This is one of the biggest investments in eastern Indonesia and will support the government’s Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Econo mic Growth,” Hatta said.

      Energy Minister Darwin Zahedy Saleh said the project should be completed by 2015.

      Eramet has mining operations in New Caledonia for nickel and in Gabon for manganese.

      Weda Bay Nickel is a joint venture with Japanese trading house Mitsubishi and Indonesian state-owned miner Aneka Tambang, commonly known as Antam.

      Eramet holds a stake of 54 percent, Antam 10 percent and Mitsubishi the remainder.

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