PAPUA New Guinea’s Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) has received an award from the Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG), for establishing its Mining Cadastre online Portal , called the FlexiCadastre.

The award called the ‘Integrity Initiative of Excellence Award’ is an award recognising an initiative within a national agency , which strengthens the integrity of that institution. Initiatives are judged based on their level of ‘innovativeness, replicability, acco untability, transparency and empowerment.

The FlexiCadastre has become accepted as the soluti on of choice globally for both government agencies and mining c ompanies wanting to implement integrated and digitised mineral regulatory management.

The system allows for the online management of all mining tenure in PNG. It allows all the processes of tenure management to be delivered over the internet, from application to final surrender of tenements, including statutory reporting, provision of exploration and production data and compliance support.

The award by TIPNG was presented to the MRA’s Managing Director Philip Samar recently in Port Moresby.
TIPNG’s Executive Director Arianne Kassman, applauded MRA for supporting the work of the TIPNG.

Mr Samar gave credit to his officers who manage the portal and s aid that the MRA was happy to work with TIPNG in promoting transparency in the mining sector.