People of Choiseul Province in Solomon Islands oppose Nickel Mine | Pacific Beat

People of Choiseul Province in Solomon Islands oppose Nickel Mine

People of Choiseul Province in Solomon Islands oppose Nickel Mine

Updated 21 January 2013, 18:26 AEST

The Solomon Islands' government is ready to issue a nickel mining licence to a Japanese mining company in the southern part of Choiseul province .

A group of local land owners is strongly opposed to the project and has submitted a petition to the government outlining their opposition

Premier of Choiseul Province, Mr Jackson Kiloe is backing their concerns saying that mining is destructive and that people will suffer in the long run.

He's speaking here with Radio Australia's John Papik.

Presenter: John Papik

Speaker: Premier of Choiseul Province, Mr Jackson Kiloe

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