Industry Awards Reinforces PNG Resource Industry Contributions and Importance
04 Dec 2019
The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum last night reinforced the importance of the resource industry to Papua New Guinea by recognising six outstanding initiatives driven by industry organisations towards the development of the country.
These initiatives were recognised as part of this year’s Resource Industry Recognition Awards which was held in conjunction with the Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Conference which began on Tuesday 3rd Dec in Port Moresby and ends tomorrow 5th December.
The Awards was held at the Hilton Hotel in which nearly 500 attendees attended together with special guest the Minister for National Planning and Monitoring Hon. Sam Basil and other key industry executives such as Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten, ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director Andrew Barry, Ok Tedi Mining Limited Chairman Sir Moi Avei, and other dignitaries.
“The Awards reinforces the importance of the resource industry to Papua New Guinea as a big investor, not just in the mining, and oil and gas, but areas such as health, education, community infrastructure, employment, scholarships and training, agriculture, and SME,” the Chamber stated.
NKW Group of Companies received the Outstanding Landowner Company Shared Value Performance. NKW is one of the only few success stories of landowner companies that have developed significantly from a small start-up to a nationally recognised company with operations around the country and in Australia. The company has also invested in a wide range of community projects and has notable investments in agriculture through its subsidiary NKW Fresh which has employed field extension officers to roll out farmer training to nearly 700 farmers.