The permission to explore resources (exploration concession) was issued on April 30, 2010 for the PT Bintang Sinar Perkasa company by the Head of the Morowali Regency (Bupati Morowali). The exploration concession covers an area of 2163 ha located in the Bungku Selatan district near the village of Lamontoli. The exploration concession was issued for a period 8 years.
On February 16th 2016 the Governor of Sulawesi Central Province, Mr. Longki Djanggola issued decision nuber 540/114/ DISESDM-G.ST/2016, which changed company’s concessions status from exploration to production.
The permit concerns nickel ore mining on the area of 1,867.7 hectares and was issued for 20 (twenty) years, from January 16th 2016 till January 16th 2036.