Caution Bay

LO warns of arms uprising

John Poha, Executive Officer of the Larivita Hela Landowner Group Incorporated, made the statements following announcements by the company that it will stick with its original plan to develop the Caution Bay plant.

Poha has labeled resource company Total SA as ‘arrogant’, ‘insensitive’ and ‘greedy’ to the people of the province.

He said they are all for development but want the plant to remain in the province and not piped to Caution Bay as they would not benefit economically. This was the demand of the landowners.

Papua LNG plant to remain at Caution Bay

Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Nixon Duban, said the Government respected the decision by Total as the decision wass based on project economics.

Duban made the statement in Parliament this week when asked by Kairuku-Hiri MP, Peter Isoiamo, to clarify on where the plant site would be as the Caution Bay location is situated within his jurisdiction and close to the PNG LNG Site.

Gulf Governor, Havila Kavo, has been vocal about having the plant site in his Province and not in Central Province.