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  • Celebrating World Environment Day, Sumbawa Timur Mining Seeks Soil Restoration Through Biopore Holes

    05 / 06 / 2024 Press Release

    Sumbawa Timur Mining

    Dompu, 5 June 2024 – In celebration of the World Environment Day, PT Sumbawa Timur Mining (STM), holder of the Hu’u Project Work Contract (copper mineral exploration project) in Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara is holding a series of environmental activities in the company’s work area, starting with the ‘Sustain Go to School’ program at SMP Negeri (National Middle Schoo) 1 Hu’u, Dompu Regency and the installation of biopore holes in the Hu’u Project exploration area.


    “The ‘Sustain Goes to School’ program aims to educate students about the importance of protecting the environment for future sustainability. In this activity, STM representatives together with the school, including students, will plant dozens of tree seedlings around the school area,” says Razky Akbar, Sustainability & External Affairs Manager of STM, in Dompu, Wednesday (5/6).


    World Environment Day is celebrated every June 5. Led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the 2024 commemoration has the theme “Accelerating Land Restoration, Addressing Desertification, and Increasing Resilience to Drought.” This theme highlights the importance of immediately restoring degraded land, fighting desertification, and increasing drought resilience. By promoting sustainable land management practices, the initiative aims to revitalize ecosystems, ensure food security, and support the livelihoods of communities that depend on these lands, ultimately contributing to a healthier and more resilient planet. STM also adopts the theme.


    This year’s World Environment Day is commemorated by STM on Saturday, 8 June 2024, at the Hu’u Project site in Nangadoro. A number of STM employees and contractors’ representatives made dozens of biopore holes installations. According to Razky, the biopore installations also function as water absorption holes which help to fertilize the soil, prevent flooding, and balance water levels in the soil. This step is in line with the theme of World Environment Day 2024.


    “Vertical holes with a diameter of around 10 – 25 cm can be used to deposit organic waste and stimulate soil biota to create cavities in the soil, thereby facilitating water infiltration into the soil. This is one of the approaches taken by STM to maintain its commitment to the environment. The company continues to rehabilitate land that has been used for exploration activities,” he explains.


    Razky says further that STM is committed to continuing to do its best for the sustainability of the environment and ecosystem. This is in line with one of the company’s visions, which is to create a sustainable future.


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    About PT Sumbawa Timur Mining


    PT Sumbawa Timur Mining (STM) is a joint venture between Eastern Star Resources Pty Ltd (80%), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vale, and PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (20%). STM owns the Hu’u Project, a copper exploration project operating under the 7th Generation Mineral Contract of Work (CoW) in Hu’u District, Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The CoW also holds geothermal resources. To explore this potential, the company has completed the Preliminary Survey and Geothermal Exploration Assignment. The CoW area spans 19,260 hectares across Dompu and Bima Regency. STM is continuing its journey to achieve its vision of becoming a world-class copper mining operation supported by renewable energy.


    For further information, please contact STM Communications Team.

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