Mining competition praised

THE government has paid tribute to events such as the recent Extractive Industries Emergency Response Challenge as a way in which mining and oil-gas projects helped Papua New Guinea maintain a higher standard of health and safety.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 09 October 2017
  • 05:12
  • News
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Goilala MP William Samb said this on behalf of Mines Minister Johnston Tuke at the safety award presentation, under the auspices of the Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, in Madang last week.
 
"I believe concepts such as the challenge represent a clear example of how the government and industry are working together to promote and encourage collaboration between all stakeholders," Samb said.
 
The Chamber said that a 12-month analysis by the Mineral Resources Authority on the performance of the mining industry on health and safety showed that there was a downward trend on serious injuries and severity frequency rates. 
 
The emergency challenge was held at the PNG Maritime College from October 2 to 4 and was attended by teams from Ok Tedi Mining, Porgera JV, Harmony Gold, Simberi, Oil Search, Ramu Nickel and Newcrest Lihir.
 

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