Government is confident three more mines will go into operation.
Acting Managing Director of Mineral Resources Authority Philip Samar saidthey are Mount Kare, Solwara 1 and Woodlark Island Explorations projects makingthemthe next generation of mines inthe country.
Papua New Guineahas seven existing mines fromthe Woodlark class, Porgera Gold to Ramu Nickel.
Philip Samar saidthe national government was committed to bringing on streamthe next generation of mines inthe country.
Mr. Samar saidthe government expects three advanced exploration projects to become mines duringthe term ofthe current government.
Mr Samar saidthe awareness exercise on Woodlark was part ofthe government’s commitment to bringing on stream new mines.
The state team led by MRA conducted education awareness programs in Guasopa station, Kaurai and Kulumundau villages last week.
An estimated five hundred people attended. The people saythey now fully understandthe MOA andthe development forum process.
However,the province’s political head raised concerns in parliament that his government does not want to deal with anther blunder followingthe Misima Gold mine closure.
The pre-development forum will be held in-light of an application for a mining license which Woodlark Mining Limited has appllied for.
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