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The South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea is cashing in on its wealth of natural resources.

Last December, Sir Michael Somare, the country's prime minister, signed a $16bn deal to pipe liquid natural gas to Asia, promising to double the nation's GDP.

But despite these economic windfalls, wealth and life expectancy are on the decline.

Frustrated locals are up in arms, saying they no longer trust the government or developers to deliver on promises.

On this edition of 101 East we ask, how much of Papua New Guinea's wealth of natural resources is reaching its people?

This episode of 101 East airs from Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the following times GMT: Thursday: 1230; Friday: 0300; Saturday: 0530, 1730; Sunday: 1130; Monday: 0030; Tuesday: 0600, 1430; Wednesday: 0830; Thusday: 0630.

Source: AL Jazeera