Controversy over PNG gas plant

Activists say large-scale projects in Papua New Guinea will not benefit the poor.

    Energy giant ExxonMobil has suspended work on a liquefied natural gas plant in Papua New Guinea after four local villagers were killed in a tribal dispute.

    The plant which will liquefy and load gas for export is expected to become a major pillar of the country's economy.

    But some people in the region are living in extreme poverty and activists say these large-scale projects will only benefit the rich instead of the poor, local population.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports from Papua New Guinea.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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