The National, Wednesday 8th May 2013
THE national government and stakeholders of the Ramu nickel mine will be reviewing the project’s memorandum of agreement in Madang this week.
The other stakeholders are the Madang government, Ramu nickel mine and the four landowner associations namely Kurumbukari, Coastal Pipeline, Maigari inland pipeline and Basamuk.
National government team leader Carter Oiee said the state was ready to review the agreement.
Oiee urged all parties to exercise respect and understanding during the review process.
Madang Governor Jim Kas said his government and people were looking forward to the review. He hoped for a good outcome for all.
Member for Usino-Bundi Anton Yagama said it was important that individuals and parties were ready to discuss issues openly because that was the only way to move forward.
Spokesman representing the four landowner associations Steven Saud said they were looking forward to the review.
They want to discuss business participation for landowners.