Dispute over the Mandiodo Block
Monday, 28 March 2022
Eleven companies are accused of illegal operations for nickel extraction in the Mandiodo Block, North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi. There are conflicts between politicians and business parties.
SCORES of trucks loaded with earth could be seen going back and forth Mandiodo village in North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, on Friday, March 25. The trucks headed towards warehouses, south of the village, filled with piles of mineral-rich ore. “There are loads every day. They transport the ore from nickel mines in the hills,” said Effendy Gafur, a local villager.
Mandiodo village is located on a coast bordered by a hilly range. ...
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