Unpo: West Papua: Indonesia Continues Mining
Apr 14, 2021 Most of Indonesia’s coal-fired power plants use coal mined within the country. (Image Adi Renaldi China Dialogue) Indonesia is one of the world’s leading producers of coal – the sector has seen rapid growth since the 1990s, reaching an output of 616 million tonnes in 2019, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), located in the province of East Kalimantan, is the biggest coal mine in Indonesia. The KPC project produces around 50 million tonnes a year, making it one of the world’s largest coal mines. The KPC concession areas cover a vast 90,000 hectares in three districts, encompassing several villages, bordering on the East Kutai National Park, which has been.