sharing in governance of extractive industries
Spatial Dimension is pleased to announce the launch of an online mining cadastre portal for Papua New Guinea. The public portal is a key component to PNGs new mineral tenement administration framework powered by FlexiCadastre. The public portal improves transparency within Papua New Guinea’s mining sector which in turn will promote high quality future investments.
The portal can be accessed at http://portals.flexicadastre.com/png
“Spatial Dimension started work on the World Bank funded project to develop a fully integrated Mineral Tenement Management System for the Mineral Resources Authority in July.”
“The project is progressing well with a data validation methodology in place, internal business processes modeled and now the launch of this Mining Cadastre Portal,” said Charles Young, Team Leader for the PNG project.
“The Portal emphasises the willingness of the government to embrace the new Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standard, which not only includes revenue disclosure but also the disclosure of tenement information to the public.”
“We understand that Papua New Guinea is targeting December 2013 as the date it will apply to EITI for Candidate Country status and we will assist them in this important endeavour,” concluded Mr Young.
The portal currently displays active exploration tenements but additional tenement data and geo-scientific data will be included as and when the data is validated and available. The tenement data in the portal is currently updated on a weekly basis but this will change to daily once FlexiCadastre is commissioned as the mineral tenement management system within the MRA.
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