Fijilive
PM takes over Naitasiri mine project
January 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM
Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has taken over the responsibility to oversee talks and negotiations related to the Namosi Joint Venture mining project in Waisoi area.

This announcement from Commodore Bainimarama follows after some people started to politicise the project for their own benefit by spreading misinformation.

Bainimarama in a release said he wants to personally ensure all relevant parties voices continue to be heard and in particular those of the landowners.

Commodore Bainimarama said his government is committed to maintaining a pristine environment in Namosi and throughout Fiji.

“It is imperative to be forward looking to ensure a clean environment for future generations while trying to gain maximum benefit for landowners—as has been done successfully throughout the world.”

Meanwhile an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is still being conducted in the Naitasiri area.

By Nasik Swami