The Wardens Hearings for the Mining Lease, Special Mining Lease, Leases for Mining Purposes and Mining Easements for the proposed Frieda River mine are currently underway in 11 villages in East and West Sepik Provinces.
The villages are – Amaromin; Sokamin; Wameimin; Wabia; Ok Isai; Paupe; Wusok; Sowano; Sio; Pei; and, Kubkain.
The relevant Tenement Nos. are ML 157; SML 9; ME 87, 88, 89, 90; and, LMP 94, 95, 96, 97, 98.
The hearings started on 1st November and the last is scheduled for the 8th – download a full list (pdf file).
The proposed mine is to be built and operated by the Chinese mining company, Guandong Rising Assets Management (GRAM).