Radio Fiji reports the island's Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama opened the Bua bauxite mine at Nawailevu in Bua province on Tuesday. Mining and exporting work at the mine is expected to commence straight after the opening of the mine today.
Nawailevu will be Fiji's first bauxite mine and will become the third operating mine in Fiji. The other two are the Vatukoula and the Wainivesi gold mines.
MINING.com reported in June mining businesses in Fiji have concluded that there is an urgent need for training in specific mining skills.