Minister Tuke visits mines

Mining Minister Johnson Tuke is currently visiting current and proposed mining sites in PNG.

Tuke has so far visited two operating mines and one anticipated mine.

The Minister said the visits are to have an appreciation of what is happening on the ground in the various mine and project sites.

So far he has visited OK Tedi Mine in Western Province as well as the proposed Frieda Mine Project in West Sepik.

His first visit was to the Kainantu Gold Mine, in his electorate, due to discontent by landowners which suspended operations.

Minister Tuke helped address the issue which has now stabilised.

Next week the Minister will be visiting the Ramu Nickel and Cobalt Mine in Madang Province.

This will be followed by a visit to Manus.

Cedric Patjole