Papua govt, Freeport to build cement factory PDF Afdrukken
JAYAPURA (Antara): PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) and Papua's provincial
government are set to build a cement factory using the giant US-based copper
and mining company's tailings waste as feedstock, a PTFI spokesman said.
The cement factory project would be carried out based on a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) signed by Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu and PTFI
President Director Armando Mahler some time ago, PTFI spokesman Mindo
Pangaribuan said Wednesday.
"The aim of building the factory is to help process PTFI's tailings into
cement products. Actually, some of PTFI's tailings are already being used in
various projects in Timika. The waste can also be used in other places for
infrastructure development," he said.
Mindo did not mention the details of the project, saying these matters were
up to the provincial government to decide