New Nauru Govt puts focus on country's future prosperity
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 2 October 2019
Nauru's new government plans to review the Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation and the state-owned miner RONPHOS.
The minister of both entities, Reagan Aliklik, said the aim of the reviews would be to ensure Nauru's future prosperity.
Samples of Nauru phosphate were sent to Taiwan last week, fuelling hopes RONPHOS could become profitable, Mr Aliklik said.
"The Taiwanese are no doubt interested in what we are doing here, and last week we sent over 2kg samples of both primary and secondary phosphate," he said.
"The mining of phosphate has certainly improved over recent years - there have been many advances in how surveying and drilling for example, are being conducted."
As for the Rehabilitation Corporation, the minister said he wanted it to have a greater focus on restoring Nauru's high ground.
"That's because we don't have enough space on the lower area on the coastal side, which causes a lot of overcrowding.
"We need to work on the higher ground to be able to provide more space."
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