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Transforming Morowali Through Mining Downstreaming

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Transforming Morowali Through Mining Downstreaming
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

Jakarta, Timerilis.com – Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the minister overseeing maritime affairs and investment, recently highlighted the positive shift in Morowali, Central Sulawesi, due to mining downstreaming.

From 2015 to 2023, Morowali’s poverty rate fell from 15.8% to 12.3%. Luhut attributes this significant drop, shared on his Instagram, to the effective downstreaming efforts in the mining sector.

Furthermore, the introduction of smelters and processing plants has not only created jobs but also boosted local incomes. Consequently, the community’s buying power has improved.

Moreover, the new polytechnic focusing on the metal industry is preparing students directly for the workforce. Some even get the chance to enhance their skills in China.

Finally, Luhut hopes to replicate Morowali’s success in other regions, expanding the benefits of downstreaming nationwide.

In conclusion, mining downstreaming in Morowali is not just about industry growth but also about better jobs, higher incomes, and improved education, offering a brighter future for the community.