Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pundari lauds work by MMJV

 THE national government is impressed with Morobe Mining Joint Venture company for setting the benchmark in waste management and environmental standards, The National reports.
Minister for Mining John Pundari said in the history of mining in PNG, the operator of the Harmony gold mine in Morobe was the first to have well-established and controlled waste management and environment practices which others should follow.
“This is a challenge to other mines in the country and that is the only way to do business in the country. 
“This is the kind of changes we want to experience in the industry as well as other extraction industries in PNG,” Pundari said.
He claimed other mining operations in the country did not have such an impressive waste management standard.
Meanwhile, Ramu nickel and cobalt mining operations in Madang were being delayed pending a National Court ruling.
Pundari said mining operations had ceased for some time while the Yandera mine, also in Madang, was awaiting the outcome of the court case.
Other mines, including Ok Tedi, had completed their independent studies and were operating.
Pundari said his department would be reviewing all Mining Act policies.


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