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Weather delays bauxite shipment

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

THE first bauxite shipment for this year will leave for China in April.

The delayed shipment is a result of the wet weather recently experienced in the North which affected work at the bauxite mine.

Company director Sang Lei said mining started off at a slow pace this year compared to last year.

"In January last year, we sent out our first shipment and the weather was much better than what we are experiencing now.

"We had no problems with shipping bauxite out last year because the weather was in our favour and mining work was carried out well.

"This year has been a totally different story — we are working ourselves around this wet weather making sure some work is done."

Mr Lei said the workers attended to minor work when the weather improves.

"But when it rains, the workers return to camp and do work around the campsite.

"It is the same with mining and no work is done when it rains because the road to the site is slippery.

"This wet weather has affected our work and we are praying for good weather so normal work can begin."








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