LEMASA supports establishment of special committee to review Freeport’s AMDAL

Chairman of LEMASA Papua, John Magal. - Jubi/dok

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of the Indigenous Amungme Community Institution (LEMASA), John Magal, expressed strong support for the efforts of the Central Papuan People’s Assembly (MRPT) to establish a Special Committee to review the Environmental Impact Assessment (AMDAL) of PT Freeport Indonesia while encouraging Freeport to engage in dialogue while receiving input from various parties.

“It is very important for all parties to sit down and discuss the environmental impacts for the future of the Amungme community, especially with the second Environmental Impact Assessment on underground mine,” said John Magal to Jubi in Timika, Thursday (7/3/2024).

He added that it is crucial to involve all stakeholders in discussing Environmental Impact Assessments to ensure transparency and so that the community can understand the social and environmental impacts for future generations.

He said that with the formation of the special committee, all parties will certainly participate and be transparent in providing input and criticism for future benefits.

Previously, Chairman of Central Papua’s People Assembly Agustinus Anggaibak stated that they had formed a special committee to assess Freeport’s AMDAL. “I hope the committee can start working forward. And please remember, this concerns the future of the Amungme and Kamoro people, so they must not be divided,” he said. (*)

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