5 May 2010

Locals in PNG's Raicoast district want consultations over Ramu NiCo project

10:49 am on 5 May 2010

In Papua New Guinea, the people of Raicoast district in Madang province have told the government and the officials of the Ramu NiCo project they want regular consultation to see smooth running of the project.

The newspaper, The National, reports more than 80 elders and village leaders, have met with government officials.

Basamuk Landowners Association chairman, Lima Mullung, says the people of villages in the area where the Basamuk refinery plant is situated, want the project to go ahead.

However, they want the government and the company to fulfil their commitments.

He says some of the issues include MoA review, Land Title Commission hearings and off-loading of contracts and spin-off business opportunities.