Mining Minister Byron Chan to save the world

“I take pride in the fact that we are not only developing these tools for ourselves but for all mankind who will benefit from their application in future and we the people of PNG are taking a leadership position in this new frontier of offshore mining,”  Byron ‘Baby’ Chan

Looks like Byron has not bothered to read the two recent New Zealand Environment Protection Agency evaluations that say the environmental risks are too great… And what about the 20,000 signature petition siting on Byron’s desk telling him his own people on New Ireland do not want this experimental mining…

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Chan confident seabed mining will start soon

Pacific Mining Watch

MINING Minister Byron Chan is confident that the mining of copper and gold on the seafloor in Bismarck Sea will start soon.

He recently visited Newcastle in the United Kingdom to witness Nautilus Minerals offshore mining tools being manufactured and assembled.

“The offshore mining tools are huge and are about to be completed. I can say with confidence now that I have seen and witnessed these equipment myself that seafloor mining within the Bismarck Sea is soon to become a reality,” he said.

Chan was referring to the construction and assembling of the three seafloor mining tools – the auxiliary cutter, the bulk cutter and the collector. He said it was satisfying to witness the seafloor mining tools being assembled.

“The advent of this technology being developed by Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd of Newcastle in the UK for Nautilus and the Government of PNG is nothing short of impressive,” he said.

“I commend SMD for their engineering and design expertise in delivering these tools.

“I take pride in the fact that we are not only developing these tools for ourselves but for all mankind who will benefit from their application in future and we the people of PNG are taking a leadership position in this new frontier of offshore mining,” Chan said.

2 Comments

Filed under Environmental impact, Human rights, Papua New Guinea

2 responses to “Mining Minister Byron Chan to save the world

  1. MD

    PNG Has always been an expremental ground if the minister Chan do some research imagine Bulolo/Wau in the early 1920s airplanes were tested in this place for loading massive drege parts weighing somany tones brought in STOLE our gold build their empire now they want to come to New Ireland,come to Bulolo now and see whats left,no one respect this place which place PNG in front of the global world about its eldorado in the early times.Lets think PNGs generation tomoro first than preach about foreign enterprenures coming in to exploit our resources capatilising on our ignorence.

  2. Fred Hela

    Does this kid know what he’s talking about? I hope he realizes the only supporters of his uneducated spewing are those who are benefiting from him and the mining companies.

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