The National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013
THE government through the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) has embarked on developing the country’s first state-of-the-art mineral tenement management system.
The deal on the new system was signed last Friday between MRA and the Spatial Dimension Pty Ltd (SD).
Under the contract, SD will design and implement a system for mineral tenements administration and management (software), consistent with the needs of the MRA and its clients.
SD will use its flagship product, FlexiCadastre, to monitor and manage all mining tenure in PNG.
It would allow for all the processes of tenure management from application granting to the expiry of tenements, statutory reporting, provision of exploration and production data and compliance support.
The project will also carry out an online tenements portal that would be in line with the newly defined Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) standard.
FlexiCadastre is accepted as the solution of choice globally for both government agencies and mining companies wanting to implement integrated mineral regulatory management system.