3 Sep 2020

Stoush over large PNG gold mine intensifies

From , 6:01 am on 3 September 2020

A legal stoush over the ownership of one of Papua New Guinea's largest and most lucrative gold mines has intensified. 

The government last week issued a special lease for the Porgera mine in Enga province to the state-owned company, Kumul Minerals Holdings. 

But the multi-national which ran the mine for years before being edged out has described the government's move as unlawful.

Porgera mine.

Porgera mine. Photo: wikicommons / Richard Farbellini