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Micah warns mining firms

It is amazing that Kavieng open member, Ben Micah is being vocal about puting extractive industries on notice to respect and protect the environment, when the experimental seabed mining project is in its preparation stage to begin in 2017 in waters that harbour New Irealand and New Britan.  Hopefully, this new legislative framework he is currently developing will be enough to shut down ESM in Papua New Guinea, if we really want to protect our environment.

 

Agriculture vital to PNG

Source: The National / PACNEWS

Recent increased developments in the extractive industry have left the agriculture sector to near collapse, says  Papua New Guinea Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll.

Tomscoll said despite that, the agriculture sector has always been the backbone of the economy.

He said as a way forward he would encourage the government to shift their focus from the mineral sector to redevelop the agriculture sector and other sustainable industries such as fisheries and tourism for sustainable economic growth.