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Labour Dept issues compliance notice to Orica

Peter Vincent, an Occupational Health and Safety Officer with the Department said this during the opening of the ‘Orica Konekaru Site’ as well the commissioning of the AMEX Plant.

Vincent said they have ensured that the establishment of the site has met all safety requirements and will continue to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of Orica staff as well as communities in the area are safe.

He said this is required of all companies whether large or small.

New explosives facility in Papa

Officially called the ‘Orica Konekaru Site,’ the facility is located in Papa, Central Province, and is a few hundred metres from the Papa-Lealea Road and opposite the PNG LNG Plant Site.

The opening of the site follows from an agreement signed between landowners and Orica five years ago.

Chairman of Konekaru Holdings Limited, Morea Geita, said he was happy with the outcome of the agreement, as it will put Konekaru on the world map.

The Iaro Gaha clansmen said the investment by Orica will be used to their advantage, for the betterment of his people.