Taliabu is an island in North Maluku province with a population of 56,000 people. Traditionally known for its clove production, the island has attracted major business groups like Salim and Djarum. Two years ago, Salim Group awarded US$187 million contract to PT Cipta Kridatama, member of ABM Investama (ABMM), for mining services of the so-called Taliabu pig iron project. To subscribe please click here