To ensure this is achieved, we have established a Cultural Heritage Management Plan, which is overseen by Project archaeologists and in liaison with the PNG National Museum Art Gallery.
We have undertaken detailed studies to identify culturally significant sites in Project areas. These studies draw on the expertise of archaeologists and involve extensive consultation with community groups to ensure the Project is minimizing cultural impacts and acting in accordance with relevant Government regulations.
A key component of the Project’s Cultural Heritage Management Plan is training. The LNG Plant provided construction teams with cultural heritage awareness training in preparation for excavation works at the site. The onshore pipeline team also trained construction crews involved with right of way clearing and grading activities.
10,000 historical artifacts have been recorded across 3,000 sites within the Project area
3,700 local pictures and stories collected, part of the Kastom Stori–Sene Gori competition to record cultural stories across the Project area
More than 200 cultural heritage items discovered and donated to the PNG National Museum