Taking place at ITM’s Jakarta Office on October 5, 2022, PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk (ITM) and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will enable various research in the Company.
The new agreement was signed by Mulianto, President Director of ITM, and R. Hendrian, Acting Deputy of Research and Innovation Utilization of BRIN, and was also attended by Ignatius Wurwanto, ITM's Director of Sustainability and Risk Management.
ITM's collaboration with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), which is now part of BRIN, began in 2010 in joint research and continued with biodiversity conservation (KEHATI) in the concession areas of PT Bharinto Ekatama (BEK) and PT Indominco Mandiri (IMM) in 2012.
As of 2022, ITM and BRIN have collaborated in various activities including saving key species from pre-mining land (liver conservation), book production and discussions, capacity building, and training.
Future collaborations between ITM and BRIN will include studies on local plant diversity as a strategy for conservation as well as sustainable community empowerment in the PT Bharinto Ekatama (BEK) concession area, conservation of local plant diversity in the pre-mining area, and, evaluation of revegetation in the post-mining area of PT Trubaindo Coal Mining (TCM), biodiversity studies in BEK (Central Kalimantan) & PT Graha Panca Karsa (GPK) pre-mining concessions, and the development of PT IMM coastal area conservation (Blue Carbon; mangrove, seagrass & coral reefs).
By having the new memorandum of understanding signed, scientific collaboration between ITM and BRIN has the potential to cover more elements within the Company’s operations to realize ITM's vision, of becoming an Indonesian energy company at the heart of innovation, technology, inclusion, and sustainability.*** (erk/dyd)