Unique Innovation, this school in Lombok was built with bricks from plastic waste

Unique Innovation, this school in Lombok was built with bricks from plastic waste

The province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has a school building with the main construction of the world’s first plastic bricks. This Sekolah Dasar Negeri 4 (Elementary School) was built in Medas Bentaur Hamlet, Taman Sari Village, Gunungsari District, West Lombok.

The SDN 4 Medas Bentaur building is one of the schools damaged by the 2018 earthquake. They have now rebuilt using bricks from recycled plastic waste (Eco Block).

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The Deputy Governor of NTB, Sitti Rohmi Djalilah, appreciated the construction of the school using bricks from recycled plastic waste. According to Rohmi, this could be a solution for the utilization of plastic waste in NTB.

In addition to being environmentally friendly, eco bricks are also claimed to be earthquake resistant.

“Alhamdulillah, we can use waste and become a resource for all of us, the use of ecobricks is very light, cheap, safe during an earthquake and very quickly made,” said Rohmi, quoted in a release, Tuesday (15/6/2021).

The progress doesn’t take long.

Rohmi said that building a school building using eco brick bricks did not take long. “This school alone assembling blocks like Lego only takes 5 hours, the maximum takes 1 week and 10 days,” said Rohmi while reviewing SDN 04 Medas Bentaur. Another advantage of using eco brick is that it is lighter, affordable, safe and time-efficient.

The raw materials for eco brick bricks for constructing the SDN 04 Madas school are still imported directly from Finland. The NTB Provincial Government collaborates with Block Solutions (Finland) and plans to build the first eco brick brick factory in Asia. “God willing, our plan in the future will be to build a factory to produce plastic blocks, to accommodate the management of plastic waste in NTB,” said Rohmi.

Industrial History of Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara

Industrial History of Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara

PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) is a national company that was initially a foreign company, namely PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PT NNT). PT NNT is one of the companies in Indonesia under the Newmont Mining Corporation (NMC) based in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. NMC was founded on May 2, 1921, in New York, the United States, by Colonel William Boyce Thompson.

PT NNT is an Indonesian joint venture company owned by the Nusa Tenggara Partnership (Newmont & Sumitomo), PT Pukuafu Indah (Indonesia), and PT Multi Daerah Bersaing, Newmont and Sumitomo acting as the operator of PT NNT. Distribution of shares of PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara can be seen in the following picture.

On December 2, 1986, PT NNT signed a contract of work with the Indonesian Government to conduct mineral exploration within the Contract of Work area in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). PT NNT discovered the Copper deposit in 1990, which was later named Batu Hijau. After the discovery, who carried out a technical and environmental assessment for six years. The Government approved the study of Indonesia in 1996. It became the basis for the construction of the Green Mining Project with a total investment of US$ 1.8 billion. The mine, factory, and infrastructure development projects were completed in 1999 and started in March 2000.

Following the Contract of Work provisions, PT NNT annually pays taxes, royalties, and non-taxes to the Government of Indonesia in the trillions of rupiah. From 1997 to mid-2012, PT NNT has paid taxes, royalties, and non-taxes of more than Rp. 60 trillion. This revenue is managed by the Central Government, provincial governments, and districts to develop Indonesia.

New era of Amman Mineral

In November 2016, PT Medco Energi International Tbk. (MEDCO) completed the acquisition of PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PT NNT). Figure 2.2 shows the share distribution of PT. Amman Minerals Nusa Tenggara. PT AMNT share ownership and other related assets are now wholly owned by national companies, namely PT Amman Mineral Internasional (AMI), which controls 82.2% share ownership, and PT Pukuafu Indah (PTPI) as 17.8 shareholders. AMI is an Indonesian company whose shareholders are AP Investment and Medco Energi. In the process of buying this share. AMI is supported by a consortium of Indonesian and international banking companies in the process of purchasing this share.

The Batu Hijau mine currently employs more than 4,000 workers and 3,000 contract workers. More than 64% came from the province of NTB. Employees at Batu Hiau have ongoing opportunities to participate in skills-building training as needed. This training provides direct economic benefits for the province of NTB. It enhances the skills and capabilities of local communities in a range of skills that are exceptionally used in the modern mining industry. In Batu Hijau, PT AMNT has implemented a local purchasing program (Prakarsa Usaha Lokal) to improve regional business development.

11 Wonderful Things To Do in Gili Trawangan

11 Wonderful Things To Do in Gili Trawangan

We all know that Gili Trawangan is famed for its magnificent turquoise seas, pure white-sand beaches and easygoing island lifestyle. The island draws significant numbers of holidaymakers and, of course, scuba divers, for obvious reasons! We can’t spend all of our time underwater, unfortunately. As a result, we thought we’d offer advice on what to do if you have a large surface interval!


Go Exploring the Island.

We must know that on Gili Trawangan, we are not allowed to ride motorized vehicles. Therefore, visitors can only ride a bicycle or a cidomo (horse-drawn carriage and driven by a coachman). The cost of riding the cidomo is not too expensive. This vehicle can also fit your carrier bag.


Cidomo in Gili Trawangan

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Jump on a bike and ride around the island in 1.5-2 hours. But don’t stop there; cycle inland! View the villages and learn about the local flora and wildlife, including goats, chickens, roosters, cows, geckos, and many cats. On ‘The Hill,’ who may find the most excellent views: You will locate several ‘treasures’ during the short, 15 to 20-minute trek up, with the prize of a bird’s eye view over the surrounding turquoise seas of the island and the silhouette of the Rinjani mountain range on the main island of Lombok.




If you enjoy snorkelling, this is a must-do activity. The underwater environment of Gili Trawangan will astound you. You have the option of going on an island-hopping excursion. This cruise will transport us to snorkelling areas on the same boat as other tour participants.


Go Diving Exploring the Gili Trawangan Sea

Of course, if you have a diving license or certificate, you must dive. Even if you don’t own snorkelling equipment, you may rent it from locals for a reasonable fee.


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Tourists who do not have a diving license can also participate in specific packages. In the swimming pool that has been prepared, you will be accompanied by a trainer for diving training utilizing diving equipment. Isn’t it enjoyable?


Take a Sunset Walk


Authentic Indonesia

A sunset never displeases! Follow the main road to the south part of the island until you locate Pink Coco. It’s impossible to overlook because it’s incredibly pink!

There are other establishments nearby and farther up the road where you may enjoy excellent beverages and food. As soon as you take a seat, take in the breathtaking vista of Bali’s Mount Agung.


By 17:00, you should be on your way to getting the most OK location! Don’t depart after the sun has set because you’re in a hurry. If you’re lucky, the sun will paint the sky for you and your Instagram in various colours of orange and pink.


Pose a picture in a ‘swing.’

Did you travel to Gili Trawangan if you didn’t take a photograph of yourself on the swing? While on Gili Trawangan, an essential stop on the Instagram trail is required. There are several swings to be found in the shallow seas along the beaches on the west side of the island. Girl, strike a pose as you mean it!



Tourists who do not have a diving license can also participate in specific packages. In the swimming pool that has been prepared, you will be accompanied by a trainer for diving training utilizing diving equipment. Isn’t it enjoyable?


Gili Trawangan Culinary Tour

There are a variety of cafés and restaurants to choose from on Gili Trawangan. The majority of the foods on the menu are from other countries, such as western specialities and Chinese cuisine.



This is due to the large number of international visitors who visit the city. Restaurants and booths in Padang, however, continue to provide traditional Indonesian cuisine. Meanwhile, live music is performed at the cafés at night. Gili Trawangan has a vibrant nightlife.


Spa for Relaxation in Gili Trawangan

It’s best to relax and treat yourself after touring Gili Trawangan. On Gili Trawangan, you may experience a spa that will make your body fresh again.




The spa on Gili Trawangan is likewise well-equipped, with views of the surrounding natural environment. You may unwind totally and return to work rejuvenated.


Open Air Cinema, Watching Movies Together on Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan boasts an excellent open-air theatre if you enjoy watching movies. You may enjoy movies in an outdoor setting with comfortable chairs. You can ask your lover or family to join you in relaxing.


Wandering Queen


Horse Riding on Gili Trawangan

There will be several horses riding by you while you watch the sunset on Gili Trawangan. On Gili Trawangan, there are two options for horseback riding.



A few guys ride (very erratically) up and down the beach after sunset, selling rides. These are considerably shorter rides and appear to be more for a photo opportunity than an actual riding experience. These individuals, I suppose, are not certified, but if you want to get on, snap a few shots, and then jump off, you can do so if you feel secure.


Join the Beach Clean!

Gili Eco Trust was established in 2000 to create a sustainable island. They achieve this by preventing and managing garbage and trash on Gili Trawangan, which is extremely important.

What can you do to help preserve Gili Trawangan, Indonesia’s island paradise, clean? Of course, you may pick up trash as you go, but you can also participate in their Debris Free Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on a designated portion of the island, and they’ll reward you with a beer for your efforts. This is one of the Gili Trawangan activities that give back!

To understand more about what they’re doing, you may give money to the cause, visit their Eco Gift Shop, or join an Eco Tour.


Take a day trip to Gili Meno or Gili Air

You can stay on both Gili Air and Gili Meno (Gili Air is more developed than Gili Meno and is noted for being calmer than Gili T, making it ideal for families, honeymoons, and other special occasions). Still, you can also visit them for the day from Gili Trawangan.