Indonesia revokes thousands of mining, forestry, plantation permits hinh anh 1A meeting of members of the Indonesian Government (Photo:

Jakarta (VNA) - The government of Indonesia has revoked more than 2,000 mining, plantation and forest-use permits which were deemed to not be in accordance with the original function, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on January 6.

According to the Indonesia leader, mining, forestry, and state land use permits will continue to be evaluated, and those which are not executed and not productive will be transferred to other parties.

So far, as many as 2,078 permits of mining companies have been withdrawn because they never submitted a work plan, he said, adding that such practices have led to the use of natural resources being held up, impeding efforts to improve people's welfare.

The government has also revoked 192 forestry sector permits covering an area of 3,126,439 hectares for inactivity, not making a work plan, and neglect, he noted.

Joko said that revamping and controlling these business permits is an integral part of improving the governance of mining, forestry, and other permits./.