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West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat, NTB) is a province in Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara islands (also known as the Lesser Sundas) in which Newmont Nusa Tenggara (NNT), Indonesia’s second largest gold and copper company is located. NTB has a population of 4.5 million whose livelihoods are based mostly on agriculture, trade, services and home industries. Economic growth in NTB in 2009 was 9.07% in the oil & gas sector and 14.89% in the non-oil & gas sector (Bureau of Statistics, 2013). In the first quarter of 2010, economic growth in NTB was the second highest in the national, after West Sulawesi province. The number of poor people in NTB has also decreased year by year. In 2010, the poverty rate in NTB was 21.55% (1,009,351 people), it decreased in 2011 to 19.73% (894,770 people). The economy of NTB in 2009 developed rapidly in the sectors of
mining, industry, electricity sanitation, property, trade, hotels and restaurants, as well as the financial and service sectors.