Porgera to reopen soon: PM

He said the Government did not have everyday control over IRC’s work IRC had made assessments and had been in conflict with Barrick over their assessment criteria.

“Barrick has asked some fundamental questions, especially on the IRC’s definition of ‘taxable stripping’, in as far as resource harvest is concerned,” Marape said.

“Barrick is of the view that the current ‘taxable stripping’ definition is not consistent with practice and law, hence the prolonged dispute, so we had to intervene.

Barrick: We Remain Committed

Barrick Gold President and CEO, Mark Bristow will ensure job opportunities are made available for Papua New Guineans and especially the people of Porgera. But this means employing trained an skilled nationals in the ‘New Porgera’.

“We want to see more focus on the benefits arriving with Papua New Guineans and not in some other country and I believe in that. I am a committed partner to the people and the development of an emerging market,” Mr Bristow said.

Landowners meet Barrick CEO

A high-level Barrick team have been in Port Moresby for a month now negotiating with the State terms for reopening Porgera Mine.

The PLOA Negotiating Committee have been on the ground in Porgera to discuss with Special Mining Lease (SML) clan leaders and their alternates, as well as the wider SML landowner community the importance of landowners having direct control over benefits and royalties generated by the mine over the next twenty years.

First ever women in mine concept for Porgera Mine

The concept was launched as part of the Mine Safety Week’s sub theme of Women in Mining

The WiM committee provides a channel for female workers to effectively communicate amongst themselves and to mine management, issues that may affect them. 

The launching was one of various site activities to commemorate the week.

Barrick Niugini Limited’s Acting Executive Managing Director, Benjamin Burger, encouraged mine employees to become courageous safety leaders in the workplace.

Porgera women complete business training

Women representatives from the Porgera District Women’s Association (PDWA), Red Wara Women’s Association and the Porgera Urban Women’s Group took part in the training.

The training was facilitated by Barrick (Niugini) Limited (BNL) Community Development Section- Economic Programmes.

The training was delivered by BSPs consultant trainers Fred Tieng and Satsi Zisomein from the Community Affairs and Business Management Services (CAABMS) – a company specialising in community consultation and development, business development and providing skills building training.

Porgera women get leadership training

The training was facilitated by Barrick (Niugini) Limited.

Barrick Community Development Section- Economic Programs initiated the training for 17 women representatives from the Porgera District Women’s Association (PDWA), Red Wara Women’s Association and the Porgera Urban Women’s Group.

The Leadership and Management training was delivered from May 9-11 this year in Porgera.

The training was coordinated by the Bank South Pacific (BSP) under its community outreach program and aimed at building the capacity of executives to empower their groups.