The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) is the Government Agency responsible for the management, exploitation and development of Papua New Guinea’s mineral resources, and regulatory and administrative decisions relating to such matters. The Authority promotes the orderly exploration for and development of the country’s mineral resources.
The MRA was established by an Act of Parliament in 2005 and commenced operations officially in June 2007. The principal structural framework comprises the establishment of:
a) a Board of Directors;
b) a Managing Director; and
c) five (5) functional divisions
Currently, with the growth, diversification and expansion of the mining industry in PNG, the MRA is geared towards meeting these challenges by putting in place internal systems and processes to better manage and respond to the demands of the industry.
Similarly, the PNG Government is performing a review of its principal Act, the Mining Act 1992 and the Mining (Safety) Act 1977. We are working closely with other line agencies to ensure that other associated legislative and policy determinations are clear, concise and easily accessible by prospective investors.
A separate Government Agency called the Department of Mineral Policy & Geohazards Management (DMPGM) is responsible for setting the general government policy directives on mining and minerals. The MRA implements these government policies to allow a clear demarcation between policy and regulatory functions.Company Website: http://www.mra.gov.pg/