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PNBP Target Reached 150 trillion in the Energy Sector, Ridwan Undeniably Against Illegal Mining

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PNBP Target Reached 150 trillion in the Energy Sector, Ridwan Undeniably Against Illegal Mining

Jakarta, BN Nasional – The Directorate General of Mineral and Coal (Dirjen Minerba) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Ridwan Djamaluddin noted that non-tax state revenue (PNBP) from the mining sector reached IDR 150 trillion by November 2022.

Ridwan said the target for PNBP in the energy sector in 2023 was IDR 443 trillion. Until November 2022 one-third of PNBP or IDR 150 trillion had been obtained from the mining sector.

“In fact, I heard that the Minister of Finance (Sri Mulyani) has a target of 443 trillion PNBP revenues in 2023 yesterday, if I’m not mistaken. We’re in the mineral and coal (Minerba) sector as this November have reached more than IDR 150 trillion. So, approximately one third of the PNBP comes from this sector,” said Ridwan , Jakarta, Monday (5/11/2022).

With the acquisition of Rp 150 trillion, the mining sector is a major foreign exchange earning sector. Therefore, we continue to monitor so that PNBP from this sector can increase and avoid illegal mining that is currently rife.

“If there is illegal mining, the state loses (revenue) because there is no PNBP and no one is responsible for the damaged environment,” said Ridwan.

Ridwan did not deny that in reality there are accomplices in this illegal mining. However, for Central Java, his party doesn’t have the specific data on these associates yet.

According to Ridwan, during his experience on duty, if there is a report regarding illegal mining and its associates, his party always takes stern action.

“If I was experienced, if someone is reported to be an associate; I usually ask who the associate is, what’s their phone number, and more or less it’s like that when I call,” said Ridwan.

According to Ridwan, President Joko Widodo is also paying special attention to the rise of illegal mining. He hopes that heads of regionals such as governors, mayors and heads of departments will pay attention and forbid illegal mining to flourish in their areas. At the same time, the public can help by actively monitoring it too.

“We usually work with our mining inspectors in some regions who can also work fast. For instance, on November 30th and December 1st, in Klaten, Central Java, Minerba’s mine inspectors went to the field to take appropriate measures,” Ridwan explained. (Ev)