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Landowners respond to 50% sale of Porgera Mine to Zijin Mining Group

June 3, 2015 No Comments

Screen Shot 2015 06 03 at 2.55.07 PM 300x167 Landowners respond to 50% sale of Porgera Mine to Zijin Mining Group

The Porgera Landowners Association sent a letter to the head office of Barrick Gold outlining their concerns about the sale of 50% of their Porgera Mine stake to Zijin Mining Group. They are calling for Barrick to convene a high level delegates meeting with stakeholders of the Porgera Mine, including Zijin, so that these concerns can be addressed.

These concerns include:

  • losing local employment to Chinese employees
  • losing local business if the procurement process is affected
  • severe damage to the environment
  • lack of respect for MOA commitments
  • the resettlement project could be negatively impacted
  • the Fly-in, Fly-out agreement will be undermined

Read the full statement here.

 

Related posts:

  1. Letter to Barrick Management on behalf of Porgera Landowners Association
  2. Porgera Landowners petition PNG Government with Ultimatum regarding Barrick’s intention to sell Porgera Mine
  3. Porgera Special Mining Lease (SML) Landowners Association Statement on Amnesty International Report
  4. Statement of Mark Ekepa, Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association at Barrick’s Annual General Meeting
  5. Background – Issues Related to Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine in Papua New Guinea May 2011

Environment, Fly in/Fly out (FIFO), Resettlement, Statements

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