Only two betel nut wholesale points, city manager says

CITY manager Bernard Kipit says the NCDC betel nut control centre at Duran farm, Eight-Mile and the Edics Holdings betel nut wholesale operator at Tete, Gerehu remains the only approved locations for the wholesale trading of the nut. “Both locations were established to regulate and control the supply and movement of betel nut... more →
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Solar combination dryer for Qbora cocoa farmers in Tinputz

A group of cocoa farmers from the Qbora Farmers Business Group in Tinputz District in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has started construction of a solar combination dryer to improve the quality of their cocoa. Qbora Farmers Business Group is made up of 50 members and is located in the Torpanos village in the Autonomous... more →
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Marape grateful to UN for trade policy

PRIME Minister James Marape has acknowledged the support of the European Union in the first Trade Related Assistance Project (Trap) which resulted in the formulation of Papua New Guinea’s first National Trade Policy. Marape made the acknowledgement during a meeting with EU resident representative Ioannis Giokarakis Argyropoulos... more →
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New prime minister promises to ‘take back’ economy

Newly elected Prime Minster James Marape says his government will work towards “taking back” the economy. Marape in his maiden speech in Parliament said he wanted PNG to be the “richest black Christian nation” on earth. “Since my resignation as finance minister on April 11, I did it for my own reasons, some were personal... more →
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Laws on resources need to be changed, says prime minister

PRIME Minister James Marape said laws on resources are “outdated” and need to be changed. “I know that our economy is bleeding and struggling. We will do our diagnostics into how our economy is doing now,” he said. “The team of leaders I lead are all about doing what is right for our nation, taking back our economy,... more →
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Tongamp questions depts on future of rundown plantations

The National PNG, – JIWAKA Governor Dr William Tongamp, pictured, is calling on three government departments to explain what is happening with the revival of rundown plantations which was allocated a K30 million funding. They are the departments of agriculture, national planning, state investment and public enterprise. Tongamp... more →
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MRDC helps out villagers in LNG areas

By CLARISSA MOI, The National PNGMINERAL Resource Development Company (MRDC) commissioned three projects in the PNG LNG project plant site villages of Papa, Boera and Porebada, in Central, yesterday.They were: Two double classrooms built at a cost of K400,000 and fully kitted with desks for Papa Primary School;Two tractors purchased... more →
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Golden years ahead for Porgera mine

The NationalBusiness POGERA gold mine in Enga has the potential to produce 500,000 ounces of gold a year for the next 20 years, says Barrick Gold Corporation president and chief executive Mark Bristow. He said the challenge was now on management, staff and the local community to work together to ensure that benefits continued... more →
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