Indonesia: President meets with Semen Indonesia protestors

Indonesia: President meets with Semen Indonesia protestors
Published: 03 August 2016


Indonesian President Joko Widodo has met with community representatives who are resisting plans to build a cement factory and quarry at Mount Kendeng in Central Java, the Jakarta Post reports.

According to the newspaper, the new PT Semen Indonesia plant is 95 per cent complete. Locals have raised objections on the grounds that the plant will disturb the community and that the mining operation will jeopardise access to groundwater supplies.

Following the meeting, the president’s chief of staff said that the mine itself should be subject to a strategic environmental assessment and not come into operation while the assessment was underway.