The distribution of planting materials and garden tools in some of the most remote areas of Hela Province is continuing following the devastating earthquake early this year.
ExxonMobil PNG, the operator of the PNG LNG project has confirmed that this exercise if continuing, which has seen over 58, 000 vegetative cuttings, 200 kilograms of seeds, and 900 garden tools distributed to communities in project areas.
The planting materials consist of pathogen-tested sweet potato vines, cassava cuttings, green beans, corn and Pak Choy seeds.
The distribution exercise is being coordinated by ExxonMobil PNG’s Community Livelihood Improvement Program, CLIP and ANU Enterprise.
Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor, Michael Mogolo from the Komo Margarima electorate, said the communities thanked ExxonMobil PNG for the assistance and that it was the first company to set its foot on their land after the earthquake.