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New decree to ensure resource transparency

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 30 2010   /  10:46 am

The President has signed a decree appointing a multi-stakeholder working group that will be responsible to ensure public access to data on government revenues from the exploitation of non-renewable resources.The working group will have the authority to demand information, additional data and input from the central government, regional governments and companies in the oil, gas and mining industries.Advisor to the President on environmental matters Emil Salim told The Jakarta Post on Thursday the working group would consist of a supervisory team, consisting of five government ministers, himself, and an executive team.The executive team will comprise of director levels from the Coordinating Economic Ministry, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Finance Ministry, upstream and downstream oil and gas regulators and representatives from regional governments, industry associations and NGOs....