PNG eyes limestone mining

LIMESTONE could be the next big mining project for PNG, Mining Vice-Minister Wera Mori says.

This includes his own electorate, Chuave, in Chimbu, which is well known for its limestone cliffs.

“We have a lot of limestone resources in the country,” Mori told reporters on Thursday.

“This includes Chimbu limestone, which extends from Eastern Highlands to Jiwaka.

“The limestone of Jiwaka has been tested.

“It is of 99% purity.

“We want developers to come and help us produce the lime.

“We’re looking at cement.

“We can produce cement locally in PNG when we have limestone, and we’re looking at mining gypsum in places like East New Britain.

“The scope of cement and lime is big in PNG now.”
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