Jokowi Launches First 5G Mining in Southeast Asia

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President Jokowi launched 5G Mining technology at PTFI, Tembagapura District, Mimika, Papua, Thursday (01/09/2022).

TIMIKA, JAKTIMES.COM- Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) launched 5G Mining technology at PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), in Tembagapura District, Mimika Regency, Papua, Thursday (01/09/2022). This technology, which is a collaboration between PTFI and Telkomsel, is the first in Southeast Asia.

“Today we prove that we have moved ahead by implementing the first 5G Smart Mining in Southeast Asia, by PT Freeport Indonesia, supported by PT Telkomsel,” said the President.

The President emphasized the importance of technological intervention to advance the mining sector in Indonesia, which is generally located in remote and difficult to reach areas, as well as geographical and connectivity challenges that are not easy. The application of 5G Mining technology supports automation and remote control while increasing PT Freeport Indonesia’s work safety and productivity.

“Through 5G underground smart mining technology, underground mining activities can really be monitored using cameras connected to artificial intelligence and prevent and minimize the risk of work accidents,” he added.

Previously, the President had directly reviewed the use of this technology at PTFI’s Grasberg mine. The President said he was happy because this latest technology was manned by domestic human resources (HR), especially Papua.

“I am very happy to hear that underground mines are very difficult terrain and are controlled remotely, I have seen firsthand, which I am happy that 99 percent of the total employees who control and operate are native to Indonesia, especially from Papua,” he said.

The President is also optimistic that PTFI will continue to produce quality human resources and contribute greatly to the progress of the mining industry in the country.

“I believe this technology will make PT Freeport Indonesia even more considered at the global level and produce more and more qualified human resources in the mining sector in the world and contribute greatly to the progress of the Indonesian mining industry,” he concluded (Wan)

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