Mine in East New Britain closes

The closure of the Wild Dog Mine in the Baining area of East New Britain (ENB) has been announced by governor, Ereman ToBaining, The National reports.

ToBaining said the province does not need the mine and the government would focus more on developing agriculture.

He said the provincial government would try to revive and improve the cocoa and copra industry. Already, K5 million has been allocated to the cocoa rehabilitation program.

The governor said there is a need to improve cocoa production since it has been around for years. He also predicted that cocoa prices would make a comeback in 2016 after the full rollout of the rehabilitation programs.

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