PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMMAN) won two Best Awards at the 2021 Good Mining Practice Award ceremony on 29 September 2021, organized by the Directorate General of Mineral and Coal (Minerba) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) of the Republic of Indonesia.
The two awards are for Environmental Management and Mineral and Coal Conservation Management. In addition to these highest-ranked awards, AMMAN won two Aditama Awards in the same fields. The trophies were presented to AMMAN President Director Rachmat Makkasau by Acting Secretary of the Minerba Directorate of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Ir. Sujatmiko, and the Director of Minerba Engineering and Environment, the Director General of Mineral and Coal, Dr. Lana Saria, S.Si., M.Sc.
In his remarks, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ir. Arifin Tasrif expressed his appreciation to those in the mining industry who have implemented good mining practices. “This event is part of a series to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of Mining and Energy, with the theme ‘Growing Energy, Resilient Energy’. We must continue to work hard, remain careful and productive, and cooperate in developing a sector that has a vital role in national development. Congratulations to the award recipients. Hopefully, they can be a prime example in applying good mining engineering principles,” said Arifin.
Rachmat Makkasau said that this achievement was the result of the hard work and dedication of all employees and business partners, despite facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We managed to get two Best Trophies. This is clear evidence that we at AMMAN continue to push ourselves to operate even better so that we can create the best legacy in everything we do. We dedicate this award to all of our employees and business partners who continue to uphold AMMAN’s vision,” explained Rachmat.
Various environmental management programs by AMMAN include reclamation and revegetation programs, groundwater conservation, utilization of mine water for processing activities, and sea-turtle conservation. There are also ongoing efforts to improve mineral conservation along the entire production chain from pit to port by, among others, increasing copper recovery. This increased recovery can also reduce the mineral content of tailings disposed on the seabed. Exploration activities to find new mineral reserves are also part of AMMAN’s efforts to improve mineral conservation.