BY JEMIMA GARRETT
THE LIFE OF Papua New Guinea's giant Ok Tedi gold and copper mine looks set to be extended again.
Ok Tedi Limited is working on a detailed mine extension plan, that must be put to government for approval, before mining can extend beyond 2013.
The initial plan was to mining to cease in 2022 but managing director Nigel Parker says with gold and copper prices high that date has now been pushed out to 2025.
More exploration on the pit floor is planned.
Mr Parker says the company is on track for approval of the mine extension plan in September.