Challenging the Challenging Regulatory Environment in Papua New Guinea

Authored by: Mohan Singh

Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498733021
eBook ISBN: 9781315369853
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315369853-39

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Abstract

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has some of the biggest and most advanced opencast mines in the world. The country also awaits one of the world’s largest underground mine with block-caving method in the future. PNG already stands on the threshold of having the world’s first hard rock deep sea mine. The nation also holds enormous potential in the area of geothermal energy, which would bring another dimension to the regulation of its robust and world-class mining industry.

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