Indonesia to Revolutionize Underground Mining

Despite the whopping investment costs, limited technology, and lack of human resources, underground mining remains a good prospect in terms of environmental impact compared to surface mining.

Ibeth Nurbaiti

27 Des 2023 - 22.02
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Indonesia to Revolutionize Underground Mining

Illustration - PT SDE's first underground coal mine in Kotabaru Kalsel./Bisnis/Antara-PT SDE.

Bisnis, JAKARTA — Declining near-surface coal reserves in Indonesia open up significant opportunities for underground mining activities. Moreover, the environmental impact risks of underground mining are considered smaller compared to surface or open-pit mining activities. 

In terms of potential, based on data from the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry, Indonesia still holds a substantial amount of underground coal. For instance, in the Barito and Asam-Asam Basins, with six blocks, there is a coal potential of 530,711 million tonnes.

Additionally, there is significant potential in the Kutai and Tarakan Basins, where 13 blocks have a coal potential of 12,344,515 million tonnes, and in the South Sumatra Basins, with 20 blocks having a total coal potential of 20,658,330 million tonnes.

Irwandy Arif, the Expert Staff for the Acceleration of Mineral and Coal Management at the ESDM Ministry, said, “The trend of underground mining will increase in the future considering the declining near-surface reserves,” as quoted on Tuesday (12/26/2023).

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