Even though we only started operating in October 2017, PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (Ceria) embodied its commitment in developing the area of its operational area by paying taxes amounting IDR105 billion.
Ceria’s Managing Director, Derian Sakmiwata, said that the value of hundreds of billions paid for taxes and non-taxes to the state which consisted of royalties, export duties, income taxes, regional taxes and Non-Tax State Revenues (PNBP).
“The tax and non-tax payments are the result of 29 shipments of nickel ore abroad from October 2017 to May 2018 in accordance with the export approval letter owned by the company,” said the leader of the nickel mining company operating in Wolo sub-district, Kolaka district, Sulawesi Southeast (Southeast Sulawesi), on Friday 6th August 2018.
He also ensured that the mining activities executed, always adhered to the applicable regulations, including terms of financial obligations to the state.
According to Mr Derian, the company is also committed to supporting government programs in local development.
“In addition to paying financial obligations to the government, Ceria also contribute to regional development through the recruitment of local workers, local business development and social responsibility programs,” he added.
Derian revealed, currently the national company has employed around 800 direct and indirect employees. More than 75 percent of the employees were recruited from the area around the mine in Wolo District.
“We also provide assistance to the community in community development programs,” he added.
It is known, Ceria is a company holding a mining operation permit (IUP) for production operation with a nickel mine working area and the construction of a smelter in Wolo District. This company is 100 percent owned by a Indonesian stakeholders.
At present, Ceria is also focusing on preparatory work in the area of factory construction (smelter) in accordance with its progress as determined by the government.