Segment 7

IDG’s not touched: Haiveta

Governor, Chris Haiveta, said the monies have not been touched.

During the benefit rollout for Landowners of Segment 7 of the PNG LNG Project Pipeline, Governor Haiveta said now that respective Incorporated Land Groups (ILG’s) have been set up, proposed IDG projects will go back to the ILG.

He urged ILG’s to propose infrastructure projects that fall in line with established local and Provincial Development Plans.

“Your infrastructure Developments Grants are there, my Government has not touched it up to today,” said Governor Haiveta.

PNG LNG Project Agreement review over due

Minister for Petroleum, Kerenga Kua, said he was recently informed of this in a letter by Government Stakeholders.

Minister Kua revealed this during the benefit rollout announcement in Kikori Station, in Gulf Province.

During the benefit rollout for Segment 7 of the PNG LNG Project Pipeline Landowners, Petroleum Minister, Kerenga Kua, revealed that the PNG LNG Project Agreement is well over due for a review.

The PNG LNG Project Agreement was signed in May 2008.

Gulf Pipeline LO’s receive LNG benefits

The Benefit rollout is the first since the signing of the Umbrella benefit Sharing Agreement (UBSA) in 2009 and the first flow through and shipment of LNG in 2014.

This follows the completion of landowner identification, the opening of clan bank accounts, and the election of directors to the board of their landowner company.

It was a historic occasion with Petroleum Minister, Kerenga Kua, and Gulf Governor, Chris Haiveta, accompanying Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) Managing Director, Augustine Mano, to announce the benefit roll out in Kikori on Wednesday.