CELCOR as a legal advocacy group reviewed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provided provided by the mine developer-PanAust in September 2019. CELCOR did its analysis with the support from experts from Australia and the USA.
The review have seen that there is legal implications that encompasses social, economical, and environmental aspect. The government of Papua New Guinea is requested by CELCOR to halt the project as there are serious implications surrounding this particular mine.
The details of the review by CELCOR can be seen by clicking on this link here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xk33WoMYAq1uMrhT3GvGrYiwsod39J-X for further information however, the message is clear; the government shall halt this Frieda Mine to save face for any socioeconomic loss for the people of Papua New Guinea.https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1acjXR9PMSFX4mFiozH0N31iP-pnmyvIt