Second bauxite mining in the North

AN application for a second bauxite mining lease by Aurum Explorations (Fiji) Ltd in Vanua Levu has been received by TLTB in the North.

According to Manager North Mr Jope Volai a series of consultation has been completed and one of the resolutions was for TLTB to administer the lease.

Mr Volai said they had also been requested to provide the advice on investment for the benefit of all LOU members.

The land belonging to Mataqali Navunivuvudi at Nadua Village in Wainunu, Macuata attracts a Premium of $ 1.8m in premium and a rent of $70,000 every year.