Fiji: NJV exploration to continue

namosi exploration

Aliki Bia | Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

The Mineral Resource Department has stated that the five year extension of the exploration license given to the Namosi Joint Venture (NJV)will remain.

Director of Mineral Resource Malakai Finau confirmed this to FBC News this morning.

Finau says despite ongoing consultation with various landowning unit in Namosi, exploration will continue.

The consultation was a directive from the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after he received complaints from villagers that the exploration is damaging and polluting the rivers in Namosi.

‘’A meeting was organized with the landowners about two weeks ago and this to be followed with the consultation with landowners and their various villagers which is currently in progress’’.

Upon the completion of the consultation process, the Mineral Resource Department will put together a report which will be submitted to the Prime Minister and a decision is expected to be made regarding the mineral exploration by NJV.

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