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Group opposes deep sea mine in PNG

A GROUP of citizens in the affected area of the deep sea mining Solwara 1 project in New Ireland are opposing the project even if new investors are considered.
Alliance of Solwara Warriors spokesperson Jonathan Mesulam said Prime Minister James Marape recently officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony of a new airport that would improve the economy of New Ireland.
He said Solwara 1 would destroy marine life and the people’s livelihood.
Their objection was sent to the Mineral Resources Authority.

There have been talks for a new investor following the exit of Nautilus Minerals.

The Alliance of Solwara Warriors represents impacted communities in New Ireland, East New Britain, Madang, Manus and Milne Bay.

They claimed that there was no national policy on sea bed mining in PNG and no legal regulatory framework at provincial and national level to monitor the impacts and regulate seabed operation or mining in our waters.


The National/PacificMiningWatch

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