Mining and petroleum companies invest millions of Kina in community development programmes in their host communities and provinces. These include infrastructure for health, education, law and order, and agriculture as well as numerous programmes in health care and medical outreach, scholarships and student support, agriculture outreach, law and justice, and landowner business development.
Health programmes include:
- Management, administrative support and training, and funding for major hospitals and health centres
- Logistic support and funding for community health centres and aid posts
- Medical patrols, medivacs, immunisations, and delivery of medical supplies.
Education and Training
The resource sectors also run extensive education and training programmes for host communities and employees. These programmes include:
- Training for all employees, operators, graduates, apprentices and trades personnel
- Scholarships for employees and communities to universities, technical and business colleges, vocational centres, and schools
- Support and funding for schools, Flexible Open Distance Education centres, and vocational schools Teacher training.
Agriculture and Livelihood
The resource sectors are also engaged in many different programmes to support and promote food security and commercial agriculture.
The industry also helps establish and support landowner companies and other PNG-based businesses. These companies provide services to the project sites such as: labour hire, janitorial services, catering, security, earth moving, freight and logistics, and transportation.
Law and Justice
Law and justice programmes supported by the projects include family and sexual violence, and community law and order programmes.
Tax Credit Scheme (TCS)
Community infrastructure funded under the TCS is wide-ranging and includes:
- Roads and bridges
- Hospitals and health centres
- Schools and teachers houses
- Water and power infrastructure
- Police stations and barracks
The resource sectors directly employ over 20,000 people. Many more are employed in businesses that depend on the resource sectors including landowner businesses which are estimated to employ nearly 30,000 people.
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