Resource PNG – Episode 73


We featured interviews with George Niumataiwalu ofIndochine, Right Hon. Sir Rabbie Namaliu and Hon. Chris Reynolds – Patrons of YWAM Medical Ships and Anthony Latimer of Norton Rose.  Following was covered inthe interviews:

  • The Mt. Kare project has been onthe back burner for over 20 years followingthe infamous gold rush of 1988 andthe forceful removal of CRA in 1993. George describes briefly what happened tothe project right up toIndochine Mining Limited taking overthe project in 2010
  • Description ofthe kind of on-site activities are taking place at this time.
  • Beggest challenges facingthe company andthe project in deliveringthe Mt. Kare project for mine development and production.
  • The Melanesian approach thatthe company has taken in resolving landowner issues at Mt. Kare.
  • The Current status of social mapping that has been conducted.  
  • Benefits thatthe local communities can expect fromthe project if it was successfully commissioned. How will this change once mining starts.
  • There has been an Issues Paper on Tailings storage and disposal in PNG that has been recently made available tothe public. George’s response to this paper and its implications onthe Mt. Kare Project.
YWAM Medical Ships

  1. YWAM’s work inthe past year
  2. Reception of YWAM in villages
  3. Locations YWAM will cover in 2013
  4. Expenses –the amount of money that is spent whenthe ship is at work in PNG /li>

  5. How Corporates have responded to YWAM’s work
  6. Training and sustainability
  7. How YWAM’s work fits withthe current governments plans
Norton Rose:

  1. Background of Norton Rose
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of investing intPNG
  3. The key legal issues that foreign companies need to prepare for when entering intPNG

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