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7 Apr 2022

Environmental Justice Atlas

Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP) - Project Profile

Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
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The Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), Indonesia’s largest nickel-based industrial area, is a joint venture between Shanghai Decent Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. (49.69% shareholder), a subsidiary of Tsingshan Group, one of the largest private stainless-steel manufacturers in China, Bintang Delapan (25.31% shareholder), a domestic Indonesian firm, and Sulawesi Mining Investment (SMI) (25% shareholding). SMI was established in Indonesia in 2009 as a joint venture between Shanghai Decent Investment Group and PT Bintang Delapan Group. In essence, Shanghai Decent Group Holds 66.25% shares and PT Bintang Delapan holds 33.75% shares of the IMIP.

Environmental Impacts

Visible: Air pollution, Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Global warming, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Other Environmental impacts
Potential: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity)

Other Environmental impacts

Degrading seawater quality

Health Impacts

Visible: Deaths
Potential: Other environmental related diseases

Other Health impacts

Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is a common issue for local residents, including kids, in the Bahodopi district.

Socio-economical Impacts

Visible: Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Militarization and increased police presence

Potential: Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Loss of landscape/sense of place