THE COUNTRY’s only nickel/cobalt mine developer in Madang Province is currently hard hit as a result of damages to road and bridges along the Madang-Ramu Highway.
Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Ltd purchases its diesel fuel supply from Lae, Morobe Province, including machinery parts and food supplies for its Kurumbukari Mine in the Usino Bundi electorate.
Since the disaster hit the Madang-Lae section of the Highway recently, the company had been resorting to Madang for supplies. However, supplies in Madang are insufficient.
Vice President of Ramu NiCo (MCC), Mr Wang Baowen visited the Aumia disaster site, the worst affected section of the Ramu-Lae Highway and saw the severity of the destruction caused by continuous heavy rains with associated massive flooding that washed away three bridges and detoured the road with piles of debris still covering the road.