Mon, 24 Jan 2011

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Southeast Sulawesi Governor Nur Alam has asked PT International Nickel Indonesia to cease operating in the province due to negligent practices, while new investors are already queuing to replace the nickel miner.

“INCO should leave the site,” Nur said at the presidential office yesterday. During its 43-year contract, he said, INCO should have built a nickel processing factory but no such plant has been built. Moreover, in breach of regulations, INCO is selling raw materials for nickel and has entered forest areas without government permits.