PT Semen Padang issued new forest mining licence

PT Semen Padang issued new forest mining licence
Published: 11 May 2016


PT Semen Padang has been granted land use of a forest area covering an area of 243.3ha in Indonesia. In accordance with IPPKH and Permit Mining limestone (IUP 412ha) owned since 1996, PT Semen Padang can continue its activities in excavating limestone in the Bukit Tarjarang area and in Bukit Karang Putih as it has done since 1910.

The mining of limestone in Bukit Tarjarang is particularly associated with need for raw materials for the Indarung-VI cement plant, located at Indarung, district Lubuk Kilangan, Padang, West Sumatra. The 3Mta new kiln line is expected to start up in 4Q16 and will raise current capacity from 6.8Mta to 9.8Mta.

As one of the obligations for the mining licence, PT Semen Padang District Rehabilitation activities will be carried out along the Alirian River in Kuantan Agan covering an area of 275ha. This will include the planting of tree species such as mahogany, bayur and meranti and crops such as banana, grama, mangosteen and durian.