TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - North Gorontalo Regency Government has officially closed an illegal gold mining in Dunu village, Monano district.
"There are no more gold mining activities in the regency. Also, the local government will issue operational permits (for mining activities) for the time being,” Indra said on Saturday (21/11).
He added that to run mining business, especially god mining, a company must obtain an official permit from the government so that all mining and processing activities do not use chemical substances that bring damage to the environment.
"If there are still companies who do mining business, the local government will take a legal action considering that the use of cyanide and mercury does not only result in environmental damage but also their use require official permits from the authorities,” he said.