The Prime Minister today responded to the press release by the Deputy Opposition Leader in relation to the reopening of the Porgera Mine. “The New Porgera Limited has been incorporated and the State parties are now 51% majority owner of the mine which means the risks and responsibilities that must be negotiated through the various legal agreements are different and more complex than what the State is used to. They must now go through the regulatory process with the Mineral Resources Authority in accordance with the Mining Act which will include dealing with licensing, other technical regulations and a Development Forum for the Landowners and Provincial Government stakeholders.” PM Marape.
Former Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill said there will be certain challenges before the Porgera mine can restart. My fear is that Porgera might have some huge challenges before it opens, O’Neill said. Peter O’Neill – Wrong to close mine PNG Breaking News | June 10, 2021 – The National Main Stories. IALIBU-Pangia MP Peter O’Neill says there
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea when handing over Porgera Framework Agreement, outlined that the development forum is proposed to take place this month in Enga where Special Mining Lease (SML), Leases for Mining Purposes (LMP) and all affected areas will get together to split the benefits. PM Marape hands over Porgera Framework Agreement