Mayur Conducts Warden’s Hearing
Mayur Resources Limited (MRL) has conducted a mining warden’s hearing for the Central cement and lime project, a key requirement of PNG’s mining lease regulatory process.
The hearing was conducted at the project site, 25km north-west of Port Moresby, by the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) to seek stakeholder feedback. It follows an extensive community consultation program by Mayur involving more than 35 formal awareness meetings over the past few months.
The mining warden’s report drawn from the hearing forms a major part of the MRA’s assessment of the mining lease application. This is followed by review and consideration by the Mining Advisory Council before the mining lease can be granted by Mining Minister Johnson Tuke.
Mayur managing director Paul Mulder, who led Mayur’s senior team at the hearing, was very pleased with the support received from landowners.
“We are excited to be one step closer to achieving our goal of being granted the mining lease. “From my perspective it was clear that the community in large majority endorsed our project,” Mr Mulder said.
“Our community affairs manager, Tom Charlton and his team, have done a great job liaising with landowners and community leaders as they work towards what I believe will be a positive outcome.”
The next step in the mining lease approval process will be to convene a consultative forum, arranged in conjunction with the MRA to finalise the benefits package for project landowners, as well as local and provincial governments. Impacted villages of the project include Kido and Lea Lea communities from the Central Province.
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