Jayapura, Jubi – Officials from the provincial government of Papua are scheduled to meet with representatives of Felix Gold from China to discuss the continuation of the construction of a mineral processing plant (smelter) in Timika, Mimika regency.
“Felix Gold plans to visit us in September to present the request for 1000 hectares of land for the construction of the smelter,” Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe said in Jayapura on this week.
He said his government initially objected to the request of 1000 hectares of land, because many wondered what Felix Gold would do besides building a smelter.
“Based on information received, the land area of 1000 hectares will be used to build industry for smelter,” he said.
Meanwhile, the head of Energy and Mineral Resources department in Papua, Bangun Manurung, said it continues to monitor the seriousness of Felix Gold to build a smelter.
“Basically Felix Gold wants to invest in Papua and will conduct a survey. We do not just wait, but we will see its progress, “Bangun Manurung said on last June. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)