In 2013, Nautilus Minerals signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New Ireland Provincial Government. In signing this MOU, Nautilus Minerals has committed to improving infrastructure, in particular the construction of bridges, along the west coast of New Ireland. The MOU states that we will build three bridges in locations chosen in consultation with the New Ireland Provincial Government and the National Department of Works. The bridges will provide the community with all weather access to critical services, including health and education.

Nautilus Minerals has engaged a consultant to complete Geotechnical and Hydrological Investigation work, which is the first step in the bridge design process. This work is scheduled to take place from May to early August 2015.