Partnering with provinces within the PNG LNG footprint area is seen as vital. Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited recently donated the Southern Highlands Provincial Government five vehicles to assist their administration functions.
Marlcom Negints from Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited’s External Relations team said that as one of the provinces in the PNG LNG footprint area, it was fitting for Kumul Petroleum provide the support that the provincial government needed.
He noted that Kumul Petroleum had consistently provided assistance to the Southern Highlands Provincial Government such as supporting the recently opened kidney dialysis unit at Mendi Hospital, which provides services to the whole of the Highlands region.
“We are happy to help on the law and order front by assisting with these vehicles,” Negints said.
During the handover, Southern Highlands Province Deputy Administrator, David Kelma thanked Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited for its continuous support and partnership, saying, “Kumul Petroleum has assisted with rural electrification, health infrastructure and community service support programs in the province and we are grateful for this support.”
“Today, Kumul Petroleum has come onboard again to support our police and the administration with this small fleet of vehicles,” he said.
“Like any other province, we have our own law and order challenges. We are living at a time where law and order remains one of the biggest challenges in the province and the country as a whole.”
“Resourcing our police force with these vehicles will help with their mobility around the province to attend to law and order.” Mr. Kelma said.
Mr Kelma said the vehicles will be fitted with a police radio and lights before they are handed to the police operating in the Southern Highlands.