A Social Assessment of the Proposed Purari River Dam Area: A Consolidated Report
The Purari Hydropower Project is a public-private joint venture. The governments of Queensland and Papua New Guinea (PNG) are supporting Origin Energy of Australia and PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (PNGSDPL) of PNG in a feasibility study to potentially dam the Purari River at Wabo in the Gulf Province of PNG. PNG Energy Developments Limited (PNG EDL) is a 50:50 joint venture equally owned by Origin Energy and PNGSDPL
This possible hydro-dam site is located about 2km upstream from Wabo Village in the Gulf Province. The entire area is commonly referred to as the Upper Purari valley in the Kikori District of Gulf Province. These are some of the most remote and developmentally disadvantaged people of Kikori District.
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