MP wants backing for limestone project

National, Normal

The National, Monday February 24th, 2014

 CHUAVE MP Wera Mori plans to have his electorate become the first limestone producer in the country.

Mori appealed to the Government in Parliament last Friday to consider developing the limestone project in the electorate.

He told the House that they had the capacity to produce between 2,000 and 2,500 tonnes per year. It will equate to about 60,000 bags of cement.

Annually, he said they could produce about one million tonnes which would generate close to K1 billion.

He said the Government must consider the project and make it a reality so that Chimbu would contribute to the revenue of the country. 

He said the need for cement to be used on the national highways had increased.

“We have the potential to export cement to Solomon Island, Vanuatu, Fiji and even Australia. Give us an opportunity to contribute,” Mori said.

Mori said there were many elites from Chimbu and their wealth of expertise could be used in this project.