Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya met Commission VII House of Representatives to get Minamata Convention on Mercury to be ratified.
The use of mercury especially on people’s mining and small mining has been creating environment damages as well as health issues. As a result, government is taking actions against the use of the dangerous chemical for people’s mining.
Indonesian government will promote cyanide use to replace mercury in its no-mercury gold mining campaign for people’s mining areas.
After three years of signing on the global treaty on mercury ban, Ministry of Environment and Forestry finally drew up academic documents as a preparation to ratify the convention.