Can mining dig Fiji out of COVID hole?

Acting Director of Mines Raymond Mohammed

By Dionisia Tabureguci

Fiji's minerals sector is tipped to lead its post-COVID economic recovery, with gold production expected to strengthen later this year and interest in gold prospecting on the rise. "The mining sector has been quite resilient throughout this pandemic because of the favourable economic conditions that the sector is operating in. For example, we've received a lot of interest in gold exploration because the gold price is very high," said Acting Director of Mines, Raymond Mohammed earlier this month. "For mining companies that are already operating in Fiji, they've been drawing up recruitment schedules and also ramping up production within the mine itself because of this very favourable economic . . .

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