The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the energy and mineral sector. The construction of Nickel, Bauxite, Copper, and Manganese smelters have stopped. President Director of PT Weda Bay Nickel (Eramet) Yudhi Santoso in a conversation with us over the phone on March 19, 2020, said that the Weda Bay Nickel smelter project has been postponed with no clear deadline on when the US$2 billion project would resume.

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