Monday, DPD will hold a National Seminar on PT Freeport Indonesia's Shares Divestment


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - The House of Regional Representative (DPD) will hold a National Seminar on "Divestment of PT Freeport Indonesia Shares as a Realization of State Sovereignty for People's Prosperity". DPD Chairman Oesman Sapta (senator of West Kalimantan) is scheduled to open the event on Monday (13/8) morning.

The DPD observed the difficulty of pulling the stretch of PT Freeport Indonesia's shares divestment. The process was carried out by PT Inalum (Persero) as the holding mining company of BUMN. After half a century of being controlled by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. having its address in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, through a share divestment process, the Grasberg mine is expected to be truly returned to the motherland's lap.

PT Freeport Indonesia began mining Grasberg in 1988. Then, developed the largest underground mine, just below Grasberg. Long before, since the Ertsberg reserve was discovered in 1936, it was clarified again in 1960, the mining company began operating in 1967. Freeport holds a Work Contract I and II which is extended for 30 years.

The purpose of this national seminar is to obtain expert views or input from various parties as consideration in the details of the next agreement. Through this view or input, the DPD can take strategic and political steps in conducting supervision as a consideration in decision making while seeking the best solution for the benefit of the nation and the state.

The national seminar will present a number of speakers, namely Iwan Munajat (Indonesian Geologist Association / IAGI), Rhenald Kasali (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia), and Hikmahanto Juwana (Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia).

The participants are DPD and DPR members from Papua and West Papua; The Governor of Papua and the ranks of the Regional Government Work Unit (SKPD) of the Papua Provincial Government, the leaders / members of the Papuan People's Assembly, the Papuan DPR, the Mimika Regent; officials of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Home Affairs; board of association professionals, ranks of leaders of student organization centers; and editor in chief.


13 Agustus 2018