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Watisoni Butabua | Fiji Village
Lion One the Metals Limited was granted a Special Mining lease by the Lands and Mineral Resources Ministry.
About 200 jobs are expected to be created at the multi-million dollar Tuvatu Gold project in Nadi.
This is after the Canadian company Lion One the Metals Limited was granted a Special Mining lease by the Lands and Mineral Resources Ministry.
Land and Permit Manager, Moape Navia says the details are expected to be finalised at the end of this month.
He says the special mining lease provides them the exclusive rights to the potential development, construction, and operation of mining, processing, and waste management infrastructure at Tuvatu and the surrounding lease area.
He says the company was also granted a 21 year surface lease.
Meanwhile, the Mataqali Nacokula of Natawa village and the Mataqali Nabouwalu of Korobebe in Nadi have received $700,000 as a premium payment.
The mining lease area covers 373 hectares of land.