Story and pictures from KENNETH AVIRA in Toronto
The annual global mining investment conference hosted by Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto, Canada, kicked off on a high note yesterday (Monday).
The Papua New Guinea government delegation to the conference is led by Minister for Mining Byron Chan.
PNG attends global mining meet in Canada
Chan is expected to meet with PNG Mining industry representatives to discuss issues affecting the industry
The delegation includes the Secretary of the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management (DMPGM) Nellie James and senior officers of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA).
The PNG Mining industry is represented by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum
Members of the industry in attendance include Papuan Precious Metals Corporation (PPM), Marengo, Katana Iron and Frontier Resources.
About 50, 000 delegates are in attendance at the event according to organisors and the interest at the PNG booth is gaining momentum.
Visitors to the PNG booth are enquiring about geological information about the country, process of applying for exploration licenses and what mining policies and regulation the country has among other things.