Governor of South Sulawesi Andi Sudirman stated that the benefit of PT Vale was still minimal in its contribution to South Sulawesi, including for the environment and regional income
there are two types of nickel, namely class 1 nickel which is used for electric vehicle batteries, and class 2 nickel which is used for stainless steel products.
The Bahodapi Project is a National Strategic Project (PSN). "This project is included as PSN, this means that this project has a strategic value of increasing, growing, equitable development to improve public health and regional development."
The smelter will prioritize employing local residents in Tanah Bambu.
Volkswagen has inspected the location in Sulawesi.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said five heads of government had called him asking Indonesia to reopen coal exports in January 2022. The same call also happened when Indonesia blocked crude palm oil export and nickel.
"Starting from nickel mining, then the smelter, the refinery, the construction of the cathode and precursor industries, the lithium battery, the EV battery, the electric battery, and the car as well," Jokowi noted
Elon Musk promised to change his schedule in order to meet directly with President Jokowi, who is also scheduled to visit SpaceX," said Luhut
The President said after first imposing the export ban on nickel ore, the government aims to also enforce similar policy on bauxite, copper, and tin.
Three times wide of Tokyo Metropolitan area of forest lost in 12 years in East Luwu, South Sulawesi. Due to nickel mining.
This is in line with various educational efforts launched by the government and automotive manufacturers, pushed by the public interest in new technologies
The Indonesian team of lawyers, led by Vice Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga
President Joko Widodo reiterated that Indonesia will not budge and is ready to face a lawsuit filed by the European Union (EU) over ban on raw nickel export.