28 Jan 2020

Call in PNG for early investment in resource support activities

From , 6:00 am on 28 January 2020

A Papua New Guinea business leader wants future resource developers to help set up food production and training facilities long before they start building their plants.

Wilson Thompson, the chair of the National Research Institute, says in the past big promises were made about employing locals and using local food, but, due to lack of investment and training, that hasn't happened.

He told Don Wiseman any future scheme needs to incorporate these requirements.

Food production in Papua New Guinea

Food production in Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades