Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM) is responsible for suggesting policy formulation, strategies, action plans and measures for mining, primary and downstream industries' management in order to support raw material demand of industrial and related sectors to be conform to national development plan. The duties include encourage and facilitate raw material developments in both quality improvement and value-added in which R&D, technical services and related information are also provided to support the mining, primary and downstream industries' requisition. Moreover, the department would encourage and facilitate productivity and safety improvement as well as environmental impact control of the industries.