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September 18, 2021

Central Province PNGLNG Beneficiaries’ Accounts Launched

Villagers located along the PNGLNG project’s plant site in Central Province will soon have direct access to their royalty payments.

This follows a ministerial determination allowing for the opening of accounts for the affected villages.

According to Minister for Petroleum & Energy, Nixon Duban, this process will begin on the 4th of November.

He says following a consultation with stakeholders within project, including the department of Petroleum & Energy, a ministerial determination was made to commence the process to have monies for project landowners within Central province accessed.

The process will begin with an awareness in the five impacted villages – this will involve officials from the Department of Petroleum & Energy, MRDC, Kumul Petroleum Holdings, as well as BSP.

There are hopes that this process can be completed within the next few months.

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