Liputan6.com, Jakarta Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said the government would gradually relax the policy on banning coal exports.
"Now we are starting to loosen up, now we are finishing it today, today or tomorrow," said Luhut at the Jakarta Presidential Palace, as reported by Antara, Monday (10/1/2022).
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) stipulates a ban on coal exports abroad on December 31, 2021, which will take effect from January 1-30, 2022, with the excuse of securing the supply of coal to national power plants.
However, Luhut did not explain in more detail about the easing rules. However, it is certain that the government will announce it in the near future.
"There is a (official announcement), we will finalize this now," added Luhut.
The discussion of these regulations includes restrictions on the export of other minerals, including gold in the form of raw materials.
"The gold (export restriction rule) is also being worked out," Luhut added.
In addition, he ensured that the government would officially answer the objections raised by South Korea and Japan regarding restrictions on coal exports abroad.
"Later this afternoon (today) we will answer tomorrow," said Luhut.