Ramu NiCo awareness drive

National, Normal

MORE than 1,000 people from Saidor LLG in Madang and the surrounding LLGs have come to fully understand the Ramu NiCo project and its deep sea tailings placement (DSTP) including project environmental impact (EI).
This follows after Ramu NiCo awareness team and government representatives conducted three days awareness starting from Oct 28-30 on DSTP and EI starting at Saidor station and ended at Galeg village.
The awareness at Saidor station coincided with the Ramu NiCo Raicoast Kangal Festival that was staged on Oct 28 – 29.
Many festival goers frequented the Ramu NiCo stall and obtained information including DSTP brochures and other pamphlets.
Health, safety and environment extension officer Joel Wongo presented on DSTP, including the technology and manpower used following the project update video show.
Seymour Pok from the department of mineral policy and geohazard management presented on the safety of the sea environment while Bidi Gemo from MRA based in Madang presented on the operation of Ramu NiCo project and its benefits to stakeholders.
Awareness team leader Mathew Lem assured the people that the awareness would continue as the project goes into commissioning and mining.