In recognition of its commitment to contribute to the advancement of Papua and the development of Indonesia, the company received two major awards at the 2019 Indonesia Mining Awards held in Jakarta at the Ritz Carlton Ballroom in November.
PTFI garnered the Best Company Implementing Community Development Programs award in recognition of meeting six of the eight criteria in the Community Empowerment Program. The six categories and the PTFI programs are the following:
1. Educational Program – Nemangkawi Mining Institute
2. Health Program – Malaria Center and Floating Clinic
3. Real / Job Income Level Program – Amungme Coffee Cooperative and Coconut and Cocoa Farming
4. Economic Independence Program – Kangguru Jaya Cooperative “Mama Noken”
5. Social & Cultural Program – Preservation of the Kamoro tribal culture through the Maramowe Weaiku Kamorowe Foundation
6. Infrastructure Program – Aroanop Airport in the Highlands
In addition, PT Freeport Indonesia contributed IDR 4.2 trillion to the country in 2018 beyond taxes and royalties, earning it the honor of Largest Non-Tax State Revenue Paying Company in the Mineral Category.
In his speech, President Joko Widodo expressed appreciation of mining’s contribution to the country's economy and hoped that the industry could export fewer raw materials and help balance the current trade deficit.
“If we are focused on the downstream and industrialization, finished and semi-finished goods, I believe that in no longer than three years, all deficit issues can be resolved,” he said in his opening remarks.
Each year, the awards acknowledge mining companies’ contributions to the country, the environment, work safety and the community. About 200 people attended the event organized by the Indonesia Mining Association, established in 1975 and the oldest group in Indonesia for mineral and coal mining companies.
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