30 November 2023
Ternate, November 30, 2023 – PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk (NCKL), a sustainable integrated mining and downstream company, or Harita Nickel, has been honored as the Best Regional Economic and Financial Assessment Strategic Partner in North Maluku Province by the Bank Indonesia Representative Office in North Maluku. A total of 12 prestigious awards were presented to these highly dedicated strategic partners by BI North Maluku during Bank Indonesia Annual Meeting (PTBI) 2023 at Bela Hotel Ternate, North Maluku, on Thursday (30/11).
Strategic partners from the government, banking, corporations, and individuals are recognized for their high dedication in supporting Bank Indonesia's tasks in the areas of monetary, payment systems, SME development, Islamic economics, and policy support. Together with Bank Indonesia, they have contributed their best to every aspect of Indonesia's significance.
PTBI has been held regularly since 1969 with the main agenda of presenting Bank Indonesia's views on the economic conditions, challenges faced, and the direction of future policies, as well as to provide guidance on the government's future policies. This year, PTBI adopts the theme "Synergy Strengthening National Economic Resilience and Revival." In attendance at PTBI 2023 were the Governor of North Maluku, Abdul Gani Kasuba, the leaders of Forkopimda in North Maluku Province, and the leaders of the banking sector in North Maluku.
In his presentation, Head of Bank Indonesia Representative Office in North Maluku, R. Eko Adi Irianto, conveyed that North Maluku is recorded as the province with the highest economic growth in Indonesia. The economic growth of North Maluku in the third quarter of 2023 reached 25.13% (YoY), supported by the performance of the processing industry and mining.
"North Maluku has successfully produced processed nickel products such as ferronickel, Mixed Hydroxide Precipitate (MHP), and nickel matte. In addition, there is a smelter unit in South Halmahera that has recently undergone further downstreaming in the EV battery industry, namely the conversion from MHP to nickel sulfate and cobalt sulfate. This has also contributed to the increase in the value of nickel downstreaming commodities," stated Eko.
It is not surprising that Eko is optimistic and estimates that the economic growth of North Maluku for the entire year 2023 will be in the range of 20.12% - 24.12% (YoY).
On the same occasion, Eko also congratulated Harita Nickel, saying, "Harita Nickel has been instrumental in providing us with the latest information, especially regarding the development of the nickel processing industry, which is a flagship and priority for economic growth by the central government. We also thank you for the cooperation, excellent communication, and cooperation in providing the necessary data. We hope that this collaboration will continue to improve in the future."
Harita Nickel's Stakeholder, Public Relations, and Sponsorship Manager, Anie Rahmi, who attended and received the award, expressed gratitude to BI North Maluku for honoring Harita Nickel for the third time.
"This is an appreciation for Harita Nickel's commitment to compliance with environmental, social, and corporate governance sustainably, especially regarding data transparency in supporting the tasks of state institutions such as Bank Indonesia. This award further strengthens Harita Nickel's role in continuing to contribute and build the nation from Obi Island, North Maluku. From Obi to Indonesia," concluded Anie.