Mining slows down

Mining of bauxite in Bua. The mining and quarrying industry in Fiji has been labelled as a “problem sector” by Australian-based consultant Dr Partha Gangopadhyay. Picture: FT FILE

BAUXITE mining had raked in a gross income of $58.9 million from 26 exported shipments since 2012. Land and Mineral Resources Ministry permanent secretary Malakai Finau said 22 shipments were from Nawailevu mine and four from the (Naibulu) Dreketi mine. “Since bauxite mining commenced in 2012, 22 bauxite shipments were exported from Nawailevu,” he said. […]

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