Minerals Resources Authority

First female mine manager works in PNG

Hillary Turnamur is the first female in Papua New Guinea to be awarded a Certificate of Competency as Mine Manager Works in accordance with the requirements of the Mining (Safety) Act and Regulations.

Turnamur, Manager Kiunga Operations, is from Toma in the East New Britain Province. She received notice of the award from the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) after meeting the experience requirements and successfully completing an oral and written examination.

PNG mineral prospects high

The Minerals Resources Authority said positivity remains high following the registration of the Frieda River and Wafi-Golpu SMLs and the entry of Anglo American, as reported in the Mining and Petroleum Review (Vol.4 Issue 3).

The SML applications have been described as a unique situation in PNG mining history as there has been, on average, one project per decade.

The MRA says active licenses have increased for the period January to August 2016, from 125 to 134 (a 7 percent increase), which is consistent with the renewals increasing from 54 to 68