Features

Kumul Minerals head: Wafi-Golpu contract to be completed by mid-2024

Sarimu Kanu, Managing Director of state-owned miner Kumul Minerals Holdings, gives an update on the progress of the Wafi-Golpu mine project to Business Advantage PNG, and outlines the company’s strategy to consolidate some of Papua New Guinea’s smaller mining projects.

Rooms for improvement: the Lae International Hotel’s multi-million kina upgrade

The Lae International Hotel is in the midst of a multi-year, K30 million refurbishment that will see it consolidate its position as the premier hotel in PNG’s second-largest city. General Manager Alok Kedar talks Business Advantage PNG about the grand plans.

Targeting net zero: SP Brewery prepares for growth in tough market

“We’re ready for the boom to happen. We’re just hoping that it will happen sooner rather than later.” Business Advantage PNG speaks with SP Brewery Managing Director Ed Weggemans about the company’s sharp focus on its bottom line and sustainability in tougher market conditions.

Papua New Guinea’s ports anticipate lift in freight volumes

After a challenging 2023, Papua New Guinea’s port and road transport operators are preparing for a significant recovery in demand this year.

A closer look at Papua New Guinea’s new international airport, Nadzab Tomodachi

The major redevelopment of the airport that serves PNG’s second city, Lae, means the country now has a second airport – Nadzab Tomodachi – capable of welcoming international flights. Business Advantage PNG visits the new facility.

Photo of the outside of Lae Tomodachi International Airport, Papua New Guinea

Latest news

Enga landslide: what business needs to know

The Porgera gold mine is operating without restrictions, following the tragic Papua New Guinea landslide which hit nearby. Meanwhile, New Porgera Limited and other PNG businesses are contributing to relief efforts, reports Nadav Shemer Shlezinger.

Papua New Guinea’s premier business magazine to publish a special mining and energy edition

With a strong decade on the horizon for mining and energy in Papua New Guinea, Business Advantage PNG is set to publish its first special edition devoted solely to these sectors.

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Interviews

Kumul Minerals head: Wafi-Golpu contract to be completed by mid-2024

Sarimu Kanu, Managing Director of state-owned miner Kumul Minerals Holdings, gives an update on the progress of the Wafi-Golpu mine project to Business Advantage PNG, and outlines the company’s strategy to consolidate some of Papua New Guinea’s smaller mining projects.

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Economy/investment

Papua New Guinea businesses still face serious forex delays, despite interventions

PNG banks and businesses tell Business Advantage PNG of considerable variation in wait times for foreign exchange, as the country’s central bank acknowledges the economic damage caused. We look at the prospects for improvement.

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Opinion and analysis

City Pharmacy Group’s Sir Mahesh Patel on the impact of Port Moresby’s January 10 riots

The rioting in Port Moresby on 10 January this year severely affected businesses in Papua New Guinea’s capital. CPL Group’s Sir Mahesh Patel reveals the impact on the major retailer, its people, and the many businesses that support it, and considers the root causes of the unrest.

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People moves

People moves: PacTow, PNG Ports, Steamships, PNG Air Ltd

New manager for PacTow, PNG Ports has new CEO, an intended move for Steamships and a new director of the board for PNG Air Ltd.

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LIfestyle

Papua New Guinea weavers clinch a global market with bilums

“I just love the stories. You’re not just buying a bag, you’re buying an incredible story.” Papua New Guinea’s revered bilums are fast gaining world renown while the weavers who make them reap much-needed rewards. Bronwen Gora reports.

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Latest News

Enga landslide: what business needs to know

The Porgera gold mine is operating without restrictions, following the tragic Papua New Guinea landslide which hit nearby. Meanwhile, New Porgera Limited and other PNG businesses are contributing to relief efforts, reports Nadav Shemer Shlezinger.

Papua New Guinea’s premier business magazine to publish a special mining and energy edition

With a strong decade on the horizon for mining and energy in Papua New Guinea, Business Advantage PNG is set to publish its first special edition devoted solely to these sectors.

Features

Kumul Minerals head: Wafi-Golpu contract to be completed by mid-2024

Sarimu Kanu, Managing Director of state-owned miner Kumul Minerals Holdings, gives an update on the progress of the Wafi-Golpu mine project to Business Advantage PNG, and outlines the company’s strategy to consolidate some of Papua New Guinea’s smaller mining projects.

Opinion

City Pharmacy Group’s Sir Mahesh Patel on the impact of Port Moresby’s January 10 riots

The rioting in Port Moresby on 10 January this year severely affected businesses in Papua New Guinea’s capital. CPL Group’s Sir Mahesh Patel reveals the impact on the major retailer, its people, and the many businesses that support it, and considers the root causes of the unrest.