September 19, 2012

OK for mine project

Mary Rauto
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A MINING project that faced much opposition from landowners has been given the green light following the successful rehabilitation of environmental issues raised earlier this year.

The decision was reached by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

A statement issued yesterday said government gave the green light to the Namosi Joint Venture (NJV) to recommence all activities relating to special Prospecting License (SPL1420) including exploration, project studies and Waisoi Project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) until 2015.

"Under the government's direction, the Tikina Namosi Landowners Committee (TNLC) and NJV have worked in partnership to address landowners' concerns that enable both parties to develop a co-operative way forward," the statement said.

Tui Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua will comment today.

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