Friday, 25 January 2013
All educational institutions in and around Madang were invited to join Ramu NiCo Management Ltd which is a subsidiary of the state owned China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) to celebrate the World Environment Day 2012 in style.
Divine Word University, Tusbab Secondary School, Madang Teachers College and other schools made their way across town to the company’s headquarters next to the Mobil fuel station.
We attended a short presentation about what the company was doing. All of us asked questions about the mine and its impact on the environment.
The presentation outlined how the Chinese miners will dig one part of the mineral rich land and after extracting the minerals fill it back up.
After that process they will reforest the portion and move on to another allocated portion.
Unlike Copper or Gold the Nickel and Cobalt is just above the soil. Thus, there is no need to dig an underground or open pit mine.
They talked about the pipeline and concluded with the Deep Sea Tailing placement system in the Basamuk Bay area.
Here are the pictures from that special event. I will let the pictures do the talking from here on.
The ones with the Coca Cola signs are from a Kai Bar in front of the Madang market.
The other 2 pictures are from Andersons Supermarket. The guy in the red shirt with his ID card is a shop assistant who was trying to help the Ramu NiCo miner to buy something, I forgot.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Chinese workers from the Ramu Nico Mine with yours truly.
These young Papua New Guineans when interviewed said they learnt a lot from the Chinese workers. What they like about them is that they unlike Westerners were not interested in what kind of qualification you have. The Chinese are more interested in whether or not you can learn from them and do the job you are asked to do competently.
A building for storing dried cocoa beans along Binnen Road in Madang built by these Chinese workers from the Ramu NiCo Mine. The Chinese workers operated the crane and assembled the steel frames.