200 jobs expected to be made in multi-million dollar Gold project in Nadi

200 jobs – but at what cost to the environment, our sustainable livelihoods and our culture?

Lets not forget what another Canadian company, Barrick, has done at Porgera in PNG…

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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.

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Filed under Environmental impact, Fiji, Financial returns, Human rights

One response to “200 jobs expected to be made in multi-million dollar Gold project in Nadi

  1. WENDIE MACKE

    Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank “2007 CA MC-357” to fill out?

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