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By SHRATIKA NAIDU
The second shipment of bauxite mined from Bua to China is expected to take place next week.
MV Unimax, which is the name of the second ship, at present is scheduled to enter Momi Passage on July 16.
It will first berth in Lautoka and then proceed to Galoa Bay in Bua for loading.
This was confirmed by the Aurum Exploration (Fiji) Limited operation manager Basilio Vanuaca to FijiSun yesterday.
“The first shipment of 60,000 tonne of bauxite by MV Young Shun vessel has safely landed in Shandong, China, few days ago,” Mr Vanuaca said.
He said if all operation goes according to the schedule then the second shipment would begin next week.
“We are again expecting to load 60,000 tonne of bauxite,” Mr Vanuaca said.
He said workers at Nawailevu mining site and truck drivers are working tirelessly in making sure to meet this target.
Mr Vanuca said currently there was enough stock pile near Baravi Village.
“The two barges would transport 2000 tonnes each of bauxite to load from Nalutu, in the District of Navakasiga onto the ship near the bay,” Mr Vanuaca said
He said the ship would take about 17 to 20 days to sail from the Bua waters to China to offload the 60,000 tonnes of bauxite per shipment per month.
Mr Vanuaca said the mine was expected to dig up million tonnes of bauxite over the next two years.