Global Insight (29/10/2010), a global leader in economic and financial analysis,claims that the NEC's decision to increase security for the LNG project illustrates that the Somare government is willing to adopt authoritarian tactics to get things moving at the pace desired by the investors:
"Today's announcement highlights the extent of this problem. It is also highlights the importance Somare's government attaches to investor sentiment and its willingness to crack down on landowners and locals who threaten to disrupt projects either through protests or legal action. The fact that a special meeting of the NEC was held is evidence of this position ... The deployment may improve the security situation at the projects, but further disruptions remain likely in the medium term".