The Indonesian Embassy in Windhoek promoted the Indonesian mining industry to Namibia at the country's mining exhibition. The largest mining conference and exhibition in Namibia entitled “Mining Expo and Conference 2022” was held in the capital city of Namibia, Windhoek from 31 August to 1 September 2022.
Indonesian Ambassador to Namibia, Wisnu Edi Pratignyo in a written statement in Jakarta on Thursday (1/9) pointed out that Namibia's mining sector has great potential to be developed more widely. He hopes that Indonesia's participation in the exhibition is able to fully contribute to the improvement of Economic relations of both countries, particularly in the mining sector. The exhibition with the theme ‘Breaking New Frontiers in a Post Pandemic Era’ was officially opened by Minister of Mines and Energy of Namibia, Tom Alweendo. The exhibition was attended by well-known local and international associations and companies in the mining sector.
One of the largest mining companies in Indonesia, PT Timah participated in the event in maximizing its presence to follow up the investment and trade cooperation opportunities in the mining sector. PT Timah is also interested in expanding its tin mining business in one of Namibia's leading mining companies, Afritin Mining. Namibia is a country which is rich in natural mineral resources. The mining sector contributes about 11.5 percent of Namibia's gross domestic product and provides 50 percent of foreign exchange earnings. Some leading commodities of Namibia's mines are diamond, uranium and copper.