Exxon said that in line with advice from the government and global health authorities, the use of face coverings would help prevent the spread of coronavirus in instances where physical distancing was not possible.
Executive director Keith Killian said partnering with local small and medium-size enterprises to manufacture the face coverings was a great example of fostering economic activity back into the community.
"We are humbled by the resilience and grateful for the commitment of our tailoring partners to quickly craft high-quality reusable face coverings to help us protect the health of our workforce, their families and the communities where we live and operate," Killian said.
Tailoring businesses from across the PNG LNG project areas have been engaged to manufacture the required 10,000 face coverings.
June Bonit, owner of Jets Tailoring, said she was grateful to the company for this partnership that had enabled her to rehire staff to fulfil demand.
"We've been able to provide work for three seamstresses to sew face coverings which is fantastic for the business and offers us a great opportunity to showcase our quality of work," Bonit said.