Since commencing production in October 2017 to May 2018, PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (Ceria) has paid taxes and non-taxes to the state amounting IDR 105 billion. Payments consist of royalties, export duties, income taxes, local taxes and non-tax state revenues.
“The tax and non-tax payments are the result of 29 shipments of nickel ore abroad from October 2017 to May 2018 in accordance with the export approval letter owned by the company,” said Derian Sakmiwata, President Director of Ceria.
“We always comply with the applicable regulations in carrying out every aspect of its business activities including financial obligations to the state,” explained Derian Sakmiwata.
In addition to paying financial obligations to the state, Ceria is also committed of supporting government programs in local development. “In addition to paying financial obligations to the government, we also contribute to local development via the recruitment of local workers, local business development and social responsibility programs,” Derian added.
He explained, currently Ceria employs around 800 employees directly and indirectly. More than 75% of these employees are recruited from the local area around the mine in Wolo Subdistrict. “We also provide assistance to the community via community development programs,” said Derian.
Ceria is a company that holds a mining business permit (IUP) for production operation with a nickel mine working area and the construction of a smelter in Wolo District, Kolaka Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province. Ceria is 100% owned by Indonesian stakeholders.