Four landowners from Porgera receive new homes


FOUR landowners from Porgera in Enga are recipients of new homes built by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV).
The houses were constructed under the gold mine’s relocation programme for landowners impacted by mining activities.
They are located at Paiam in Porgera, Aiyak and Kasap in Laiagam and at Sapos village within Wapenamanda’s Tsak valley.
“This is a great outcome for all parties involved,” PJV’s corporate social responsibility senior manager Timothy Andambo said.
“Not only have we provided landowners with genuine compensation for use of their land but the high quality homes are constructed by local builders meaning there are legitimate flow-on benefits to the community through the purchase of construction materials and wages.
“We thank the landowners involved for partnering with us on this initiative and we also thank the local builders for their efforts and commitment to construction of superior housing for our local people.”
The homes were built by local contractors Heli Limi Ltd (Paiam), Kalane Construction and Engineering (Aiyak and Kasap) and Kyakangen (Sapos).
The option of a new house is one of a number of options available to landowners under the company’s relocation and compensation programmes.
The four new houses, a mixture of four and three bedroom designs, include built-in closets, kitchens, 9,000 litre water storage, and shower and toilet facilities.
Internal electrical wiring was certified by PNG Power and the homes were capable of being connected to the main power when it was available.
The landowners, who took ownership of the homes, were from the Kaiya, Anawe South and Lower Apalaka regions of Porgera.

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