Endowed with ample mineral and coal resources that have yielded some of the most productive mines in the world, Indonesia’s mining sector continues to exert substantial influence on both the domestic economy and global markets. The world’s largest coal exporter, Indonesia continues to lead the seaborne market despite several leaner years due to weaker demand and softer prices. Local demand is also projected to expand significantly through the end of the decade with a new wave of coal-fired power plants slated for construction over the next five years. The mining sector looks likely to remain in flux over the next few years as policymakers continue to hash out tough compromises in implementing evolving mining regulations. The market for mineral commodities, however, provides for ample investment opportunities in light of positive economic projections for the Asia-Pacific region.
This chapter contains an interview with Garibaldi Thohir, President-Director, Adaro Energy.