Papua New Guinea's National Planning Minister, Sam Basil, says outstanding funds for people displaced by the Manam volcanic eruptions would be paid and used for resettlement.
A series of eruptions over the past 15 years have forced many people from the island to the mainland.
Mr Basil was questioned in Parliament over what has happened to the funding put aside for the resettlement of the islanders.
The Post Courier reported the Governor of Madang, Peter Yama, asked what had happened to the $US860,000 commitment made by the previous government led by Peter O'Neill.
Mr Basil assured MPs that the assistance would be provided.