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3000 job openings

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ABOUT 2000 construction jobs and 1000 operational jobs with flow-on increase in spending are expected to be generated once the proposed Namosi mining project gets the nod.

The project according to the Namosi Joint Venture (NJV) will be a great opportunity for government revenue from taxes and minerals extraction royalties.

NJV country manager Greg Morris said they were optimistic that the project would attract not only landowners but government given the five-year timeframe to conduct the project exploration under the Special Prospecting License (SPL 1420) including exploration project studies and Waisoi Project Environmental Impact Assessment.

Mr Morris said the project would also create an opportunity in community development, education and training program.

"Investment and training in institutions will also be created through this project," Mr Morris said.

He said local infrastructure projects would be guaranteed under this mining project.

Speaking during a tour of the site yesterday, Mr Morris said he would hire as many locals as possible particularly landowners of Namosi and that would contribute to the improvement of their livelihood.

However, he said these would not be possible unless government approved the projects.

"If the project is unsuccessful all our infrastructure will be removed and all our operation will be stopped, but our agreement with the mataqali will remain," he said.





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