Prime Minister Marape announces impending restart of Porgera Gold Mine
Sydney, Australia, December 11, 2023 – Prime Minister Hon. James Marape today announced a significant milestone in reopening of the Porgera gold mine in Enga, stating that the mine is “just one step away from refiring”. The announcement was made during the 17th Papua New Guinea Resources and Energy Conference held in Sydney, Australia.
Prime Minister Marape provided an update on the progress of five major resource projects in the country, including Papua LNG, Porgera mine, Pasca LNG, P’nyang LNG, and Wafi-Golpu mine.
Regarding Porgera, Prime Minister Marape informed the audience that the Special Mining Lease (SML) and Mine Development Contract (MDC) have been granted. The government is actively collaborating on outstanding matters such as the Landowner Compensation Agreement, bringing the Porgera gold mine to the brink of reopening.
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