Ipatas commends Govt’s vision to re-open mine under new framework


ENGA Governor Sir Peter Ipatas has commended the Government for its vision to re-open the Porgera gold mine this year under a new project framework.
“The Marape Government has been bold and decisive in negotiating a new deal for the country and I am proud to say that Enga province under my administration has firmly supported those efforts.”
Sir Peter said this after the Enga Provincial Executive Council (PEC) met over the weekend to formally endorse the new project framework proposed for the mine.
“The endorsement by the PEC is an important step forward toward reopening the mine this year,” he said.
Sir Peter urged all Porgera landowners to unite and support the Government’s new vision for Enga province and the country as a whole.
He said that the provincial government was now looking forward to negotiating a new memorandum of agreement with the project partners and would work closely with the Government to ensure that its vision for the mine was achieved in order to secure further prosperity for Enga’s current and future generations.