RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 14 December 2017
“Papua New Guinea’s Mining Minister says the government is committed to the controversial Solwara 1 seabed mining project.
The project, led by Canada-based Nautilus Minerals, seeks to extract gold and copper from deep under the surface of the Bismarck Sea.
However local community groups have launched legal proceedings in a bid to obtain key documents around the Solwara 1 agreement.
They accuse the government of withholding information on the project’s approval and environmental impact reviews.
But the Minister, Johnson Tuke said the government has been open about the project, and that Nautilus has already released a thorough environmental impact statement.”
Listen to interview with Johnson Tuke on Dateline Pacific: