PNG mining minister says govt committed to deep sea mining

Date: December 15, 2017

Source: RNZ 

Papua New Guinea’s Mining Minister says the government is committed to the controversial Solwara 1 seabed mining project.

The project, led by Canada-based Nautilus Minerals, seeks to extract gold and copper from deep under the surface of the Bismarck Sea.

However local community groups have launched legal proceedings in a bid to obtain key documents around the Solwara 1 agreement.

They accuse the government of withholding information on the project’s approval and environmental impact reviews.

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