Orica Konekaru Site

Mine inspectors undergo capacity building

The training covered safe transportation, storage, handling and use of explosives for blasting operations at mines, which are required under the Mining (Safety) Act 1977 and Regulations 1935.

Chief Inspector of Mines, Lave Michael, said the training gives the MRA a technically aligned, highly skilled and competent inspectorate team that would effectively deliver on their statutory obligations.

He said the training would further ensure that compliance is maintained at international industry best practice levels.

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.