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Jakarta Post

Permit of Semen Indonesia’s Rembang factory revoked

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang, Central Java   /   Tue, January 17, 2017   /  09:26 am
Permit of Semen Indonesia’s Rembang factory revoked Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo (right) speaks at the launch of farmer cards in Sawitan, Magelang, Central Java, on Jan. 12. State Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno also attended the event. (Antara/Anis Efizudin)

Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has said the provincial administration has revoked state-run cement maker PT Semen Indonesia’s permit to develop a cement factory in Rembang.

The permit’s revocation was announced in a press conference held at the governor’s official residence, Wisma Perdamaian, in Semarang on Monday evening.

“We hereby declare that the 2012 Central Java gubernatorial decree dated June 7, 2012, as revised in the 2016 Central Java gubernatorial decree dated Nov. 9, 2016, on the licensing of cement and raw material mining activities and the operation of Semen Indonesia’s factory in Rembang, Central Java, is void and annulled,” said Ganjar, reading out the first section of the revocation.

He said the revocation followed up a Supreme Court (MA) ruling, which ordered the suspension of the Rembang factory’s construction activities until all necessary environmental documents were completed.     

Referring to the court ruling, Ganjar ordered Semen Indonesia to first complete its environmental impact analyses (Amdal), environment management plans (RKL) and environment monitoring plans (RPL). The governor also asked the Central Java Amdal Assessment Commission to evaluate the Amdal, RKL and RPL documents to fulfill the court ruling.

Ganjar said an appointed environmental expert team made it known to his administration that the court had clearly ruled the Amdal for the Rembang factory as procedurally flawed. (ebf)

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