PanAust looks for ‘social licence’ to operate Frieda River mine in Papua New Guinea


Frieda River, a wholly owned PNG subsidiary of PanAust, has lodged a Special Mining Lease application to Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resources Authority to develop the Frieda River Copper-Gold Project. Glen Connell, PanAust’s General Manager, Government and Community Relations, tells Business Advantage PNG that developing a ‘social licence’ to operate is just as crucial to the success of the project.