The Indonesian government is awaiting the submission of PT Freeport Indonesia’s request for an early extension of its special mining business permit. The current permit will expire in 2041. Meanwhile, the extension of a special mining business permit can only be granted at least 5 years before the permit expires.
PT Waskita Beton Precast (WSBP) is a publicly traded Indonesian state-owned enterprise (SOE) founded in 2014 and a subsidiary of PT Waskita Karya (Persero). It is the country’s largest producer of precast and mixed concrete. The company intends to invest IDR 80 billion (US$ 5.2 million) in capital expenditure (Capex) to develop Indonesia’s New Capital, Nusantara, in East Kalimantan.
Moscow is working on simplifying visa procedures for six of its friendliest countries, including Indonesia, due to the recent drop on tourist number in Russia. The other nation receiving the simplifying visa procedures are Angola, Vietnam, Syria and the Philippines.
When President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo gathered during a rice harvest event in Kebumen, Central Java, on March 9, 2023, many speculated that the president endorse the two presidential hopefuls for the 2024 election.
Coal and electric vehicle company PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk (TOBA) – which 10% of shares are owned by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Panjaitan – has allocated between US$ 50 million and US$ 60 million of capital expenditure (Capex) for the year 2023. The Capex would be allocated for the development of the new EVs and the renewable energy with its subsidiaries.
PT Bayan Resources Tbk. (BYAN) has absorbed capital expenditure (Capex) of US$ 166.2 million on the construction of a coal transport road, overland conveyor and a barge loading facility in Muara Pahu, East Kalimantan. The company seeks to increase its 2023 coal production targets to over 45 million tons, an increase compared to 2022 which was below 40 million tons.
Investment Minister/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia announced that investment realization from January to September 2022 has reached IDR 892.4 trillion – or 74.4% of the target – both foreign and direct investments. He was upbeat that his ministry could reach a targeted investment of IDR 1,200 trillion for the year 2022.
PT Galva Technologies Tbk (GLVA) has planned to allocate IDR 80 billion of Capex for 2023 to strengthen the company’s recurring income through managed services business model.