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Australia NT govt welcomes US-funded fuel reserve in Darwin Harbour

06:11  30 july  2020
06:11  30 july  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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The Northern Territory government has welcomed the United States’ plan to construct a military fuel reserve facility in Darwin Harbour as part of a joint military defence strategy.

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The strategic fuel reserve was announced following AUSMIN talks between Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and their US counterparts.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirmed the “thumpingly large” project would be funded by the US and was expected to bring many jobs to the Top End, a move which was greatly welcomed due to the devastating impact of the coronavirus on the territory’s budget.

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Mr Gunner downplayed concerns over the site, which were raised due to Darwin Harbour also housing Chinese company Landbridge.

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