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Rami Nickel Mine awards road contract to local company

Staff Reporter | 6:15 PM | |
 THE Ramu NiCo Management Ltd has awarded a road contract worth more than K700,000 to a landowner company from the project area.
The nickel miner has awarded the road maintenance contract to Maigari Ltd, valued at about K3000,000 per year for the next two years.
The contract covered the 6.2 kilometre road which starts from Yamagi in the Ward 31 area of Usino LLG to Ramu River Bridge or Banu, in the Usino LLG.
Ramu NiCo has urged Maigari Ltd to take priority in its safety standards to ensure all its staff and machinery were safe so they could deliver the result required.
In a low key ceremony on Wednesday Kurumbukari (KBK) mine health, safety and environment manager Bill Miname said Ramu NiCo wanted all landowner companies’ employees to go home safely to see their families.
Miname said Ramu NiCo saw safety as its priority and any contract awarded to any companies, including landowner companies, should make sure there was no casualty.
They will assign a safety officer to assist Maigari Ltd avoid any potential fatalities when delivering the maintenance road work.
Deputy mine manager Timothy Irinaya said that section of the road had been causing problems for the mine’s operation, locals and the general travelling public.

The access road will also benefit people from Usino and Bundi as far as Bundi station including Brahaman High School, Danagari, Enekuai and other villages.