Ramu Mine Maintains Strict Guidelines On The Project
The management of Ramu Nickel/Cobalt project in Madang Province maintained it has a healthy project operation and production under strict safety guidelines during this Covid-19 pandemic period.
Other measures including people movement restrictions are also applied at its operation sites at Basamuk refinery in Rai Coast and Kurumbukari mine in Bundi, Madang, according to the management.
While the company maintains its site operation, strict safety and health control measures are also put in place to safe-guard the employees’ safety, according to the company management.
“All our employees are safe and no one was reported with any symptom of Covid-19,” the management said. The company announces this following an official statement by the state-of-emergency (SoE) commissioner over the weekend that some of the SoE conditions will be relaxed including students returning to class next week Monday, April 27. “We took strict precautionary measures since early February.
The safety measures include suspension of fly-in-fly-out and drive-in-drive-out for our staff,” “We have beefed up our quarantine facilities with safety PPEs all in place, ensure our employees and contractors’ are safeguarded and their safety and health is our priority, including our project communities,” the company said.
The management also made its commitment to assist the national and provincial governments, including the Madang Covid-19 response team in their efforts to fight the pandemic that has caused huge deaths throughout the world, posing PNG at a high risk.
“We remain committed with all our endeavours to assist as a stakeholder in Madang. We assisted Covid-19 Madang response team with K10,000 in February and followed by the donation of PPEs including 1000 sets of safety suits,” “Last week, we donated PPE’s to Divine Word University clinic including 20 safety suits, 1000 gloves and 1000 face masks,” the company said.
The company also spent K15,000 and printed awareness materials where some were used to conduct awareness to staff and impacted areas, others will be donated to Madang response team.