14 Jul 2014

PNG's Ok Tedi mine back in business

8:10 pm on 14 July 2014

The Ok Tedi copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea's Western Province says it is resuming operations.

OK Tedi had closed operations after a major landslip cut off road access to the mine and mill last Thursday.

Heavy rain in Papua New Guinea.

Heavy rain in Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

The cause of the landslip was continuous rainfall.

The Post Courier reports the company saying the remedial works have been hampered by the rain but they expect work to be completed soon.