To be fair, mineral processing might be the most significant in attracting new investments in the past five years or so. In Morowali, Central Sulawesi province alone, over US$3 billion worth of projects have been developed. We have reported individual projects in nickel, bauxite, iron ore, and manganese in the past few years. Hopes are high that China’s NFC will also soon develop lead/zinc smelter after taking over majority shares of PT Dairi Prima Mineral from Bakrie Group. To subscribe please click here