TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said said that the agreement of investment plan between mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) and the government would bring positive impacts, not only to economic growth in Papua but also in all over Indonesia.
“The US$18 billion investment is huge and the benefits will be very big,” he said on Saturday (10/10).
According to Sudirman, the underground mining facilities that have been built and are being developed by Freeport since several years ago would be the biggest underground mining in the world.
As of now, there has been a 500-kilometer road along the tunnel with the depth of 2,000 meters.
“Supporting business operating in Papua will also gain benefits from the long term operation and investment of PT Freeport Indonesia,” Sudirman said.