Indonesia Country Report
UNIDO has selected Indonesia, along with Laos, Brazil, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe as pilot countries, to implement field activities for the Global Mercury Project (GMP). The main objectives were to assist countries in assessment of mercury contamination from current ASM activities, introduce cleaner extraction technologies, develop capacity and regulatory mechanisms that will enable the sector to minimize negative environmental and health impacts. The project also aims to increase awareness among miners, gold shop owners, government institutions, community based organizations and general public of the health risks of mercury exposure, use in gold extraction process.
07 May 2010