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Parl Committee to visit the North

July 24, 2015 12:59 am

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources will be visiting the North next week to check on the progress of bauxite mining in Nawailevu, Bua.

The mining company AURUM Explorations Fiji Ltd currently operates at the site and holds six leases for its bauxite mining.

Committee Chairman Joeli Cawaki says during this visit they will be encouraging the people to invest more.

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“If they don’t invest then the Bauxite mining in Nawailevu will be just like a fairytale story; the Chinese people came and dug the Bauxite and took it back to China and the life of the village remains the same.”

Bauxite is a mineral that is used for manufacturing aluminum.

$1.5m has been paid to the land owners, and some of them have made investments with the payout.

Navakasiga village invested $250,000 with an insurance company, Noro village purchased a beef farm with 40 cows and Naicobo Village bought a one ton truck and one twin cab.

The Committee leaves Suva for Bua on Tuesday morning.

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