The National , Wednesday, June 1, 2011
MORE than 30 Australian and PNG policy-makers and senior business people had a great experience when visiting Ramu NiCo’s refinery plant at Basamuk Bay in the Raicoast area outside Madang town recently.
The PNG-Australia Business Forum and Trade Expo secretariat organised the trip with cooperation from Madang Resort and Ramu NiCo management.
The delegation consisted of 30 participants in the business forum held in Madang from May 15-17.
The group had a ferry ride on the Kalibobo Spirit, leaving Madang at 7.30am and arriving at Basamuk wharf at three hours later on a clear sunny day.
Chief technical director of Ramu NiCo Dr James Wang received the delegation and took them on the tour after the site safety induction.
The delegation visited important refinery components including water head tank and the HPAL No. 3.
Wang also gave a presentation updating the delegation on the technical, construction, environmental and community aspects of the Ramu project and stressed that the project was now ready to deliver and contribute to the development of the local, provincial and national economy like other mining and resource development project in the country.
Henry Pan, the vice-president of production took time off to meet the delegates and show them around the facility.