Rio Tinto subsidiary and Bougainville Government still want to reopen controversial mine

The Autonomous Bougainville Government supports re-opening of the Panguna copper mine, but that can only be possible with the support of the landowners and the people of Bougainville. This is the message from Bougainville president John Momis to the PNG Australian Business Forum in Madang. And Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited agreed that they need to do a better job this time in addressing landowner concerns and sharing of benefits. BCL chairman Peter Taylor said landowners and the ABG will take the lead this time around.

See http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110518/news02.htm.

See also: Bougainville’s president aims to attract new investment http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201105/3218731.htm?desktop

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