ExxonMobil gives K67,000 to Hiri Moale festival

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EXXONMOBIL PNG contributed K67,000 towards this year’s Hiri Moale festival.
According to a statement from the operator of the PNG LNG project, they had been supporting the festival since 2014.
The Hiri Moale festival celebrates a centuries-old traditional trade voyages by the Motu people of Central.
PNG LNG plant operations manager Alyssa Warner said: “ExxonMobil PNG works closely with communities and local governments to preserve and manage cultural resources in PNG LNG project areas.”
This year’s festival is inclusive of the Motu Koita music festival and vanagi (canoe) race which will be held in the coming weeks in the lead-up to the Hiri Moale festival in September.
Warner said PNG LNG was also supporting a workshop on pottery at Porebada Village to revive Hiri Motu pottery which was once used in the Hiri Trade.
The workshop is seeking to pass down to the next generation the traditional skills to make clay pots.
PNG LNG also supports the Kutubu Kundu and Digaso festival.

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