Jakarta – The Indonesian government plans to tighten the management of critical minerals that participate in various mineral commodities commonly exported. This policy is driven by the increasing need for critical minerals to develop the electric vehicle ecosystem.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) Arifin Tasrif stated that in the future, the government has projected the high demand for minerals needed to support the energy transition.
Tasrif said in an official statement that since critical minerals are limited in quantity, before exporting them, we need to explore and analyse more deeply what benefits we can get.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is currently compiling a classification of which types of minerals will be prioritised, including regulating the mechanism so as not to be missed by the many types of minerals exported.
Tasrif appointed Irwandy Arif, Special Staff of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for the Acceleration of Mineral and Coal Governance, to lead the “hunt” for critical minerals. (Hartatik)
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