MRA Tightens Control On Prevention
Ramu NiCo maintains strong preventative measure against Covid-19 related since the pandemic was first reported.
Mineral Resources Authority managing director Jerry Garry said since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan, MRA ensured that Ramu Nico Mine who employs high number of Chinese employees in the mining sector has taken the necessary actions to prevent entry of Covid-19 into PNG.
Mr Garry said Ramu NiCo has demonstrated strong leadership by establishing stringent protocols for the prevention, detection and mitigation of Covid-19 in all its facilities at the processing plant site and mine including the province and Port Moresby offices.
He said the company has taken drastic measures to prevent its employees from being exposed to the virus by suspending the travel between China and PNG in January, which remains effective.
Before the declaration of the state-of-emergency, MRA in consultation with the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum and the operating mines had developed stringent protocols for the prevention, detection and mitigation of the Covid-19 in the sector.
Mr Garry is pleased with the proactive response from all the operating mines and advanced projects.
“MRA is closely monitoring all the operational mines on a daily basis to ensure that the mines are operating safely during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Furthermore, the mines have provided their Emergency Management Plans, in conjunction with mine temporary shutdown or care & maintenance plans in the unlikely event of a sudden shutdown of mining operations forced upon by the pandemic,” he said.
MRA has established a Covid-19 Task Team headed by the Chief Inspector of Mines, Michael Lave and Mr Garry who have been supporting the National Covid-19 Operations Centre in Port Moresby on a daily basis.
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