Frabelle continues expansion plans in Papua New Guinea fisheries sector

An expanded wharf, increased tuna output, boat replacements and a new blast freezer are part of tuna processor Frabelle’s development plans. But reducing costs is also important, as Frabelle’s Melinda Ragudos tells Business Advantage PNG.

Papua New Guinea investment company plans to turn sea water into fresh water, and expand fruit and vegetable markets

A Papua New Guinea investment company is hoping to build two solar energy projects which will turn sea water into fresh water as well as extend the life of local fresh fruit and vegetables. PBF Agro Business General Manager Jerry Kootz Simon explains to Business Advantage PNG.

Entrepreneur: Annette Sete, fashion designer

The difficulty in finding authentic Papua New Guinea-made gifts for friends and colleagues overseas prompted Annette Sete to create her own fashion jewellery line. Two years on, she tells Business Advantage PNG her Lavagirl brand is looking to expand overseas.

PNG Forest Products plans fourth hydro power station as it diversifies

Forestry and timber company PNG Forest Products is expanding its diversification program as it prepares to build a fourth hydro power station. CEO Tony Honey tells Business Advantage PNG that its plan to build timber bridges and decking for export and domestic clients is also starting to get traction.

Entrepreneur: Sydney-based Papua New Guinea coffee roaster seeks better deal for farmers

A Sydney-based company is looking to provide a ‘better deal’ for Papua New Guinea coffee farmers, and hopes to develop markets in Australia, the US and China. But to do that, says Principal Pana Wiya, he needs a capital backer.

Unitech’s new ‘Uni-City’ development to get underway next year, says Vice-Chancellor

A new development on the Papua New Guinea University of Technology’s campus in Lae will give PNG’s second city its first shopping mall. Vice-Chancellor Dr Albert Schram tells Business Advantage PNG the plan includes housing, shops, banks and business offices.

Global mining major needed to re-open Bougainville’s Panguna copper mine?

Funding the re-opening of the Panguna copper mine is a key concern for a newly-formed Joint Committee of landowners, BCL and governments, says Bougainville Governor, John Momis. Independent analysts believe it is likely to come from one of the global mining majors.

Simulated gas processing plant for Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas training academy

A simulated gas processing plant has arrived in Port Moresby for use at the new Kumul Petroleum Academy, and is due to begin operating by September.

Lae’s Unitech undergoes ‘cultural change’ to produce better qualified students

Albert Schram, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae, tells Business Advantage PNG that the institution is undergoing a broad ‘cultural change’. The aim is to create closer ties with business in order to produce better qualified graduates.

Duffy’s prepares to take Papua New Guinea coffee to China

Five years after opening the first of three Duffy’s cafés in Port Moresby, owner and entrepreneur Travers Chue is preparing to expand overseas, marketing not just Papua New Guinea specialty coffee, but premium health products.