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Electrification Partnership beginning of new era for PNG Power

Carolyn Blacklock, the acting Managing Director of PNG Power, says the money that will come from the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership established at APEC will greatly assist the roll out of electricity. She says PNG Power has sharply increased the number of connections it is making and is aiming to concentrate on hydropower.
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‘Fundamental change’ needed with Papua New Guinea state-owned enterprises

Kumul Consolidated Holdings, the holding company for Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), has released its Year in Review. It says that 2018 has been ‘particularly difficult and challenging’ for the country's SOEs and that a fundamental change is necessary if the enterprises are to expand.
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APEC hailed by organisers as a success for Papua New Guinea despite tensions

Papua New Guinea’s hosting of APEC 2018 was a success, say three senior figures involved in its organisation. Ivan Pomaleu, PNG’s APEC Ambassador, suggests that the country achieved all of its goals in spite of the lack of a consensus within the group of 21 nations.
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In brief: US$8 billion Frieda River feasibility study released and other business stories

Feasibility study for Frieda River mine in Sepik Province reveals expanded project, government accounts close this Friday and Pacific nations look to extended their exclusive economic zones. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
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In brief: Lihir most productive mine in PNG, and other business stories

Lihir most productive mine, apprentice of the year named, and a public-private partnership for power in Hela. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. Lihir Gold Mine in the New Ireland Province has topped the mining sector in the country as the most productive mine, according to Mining Minister Johnson Tuke. ‘In 2017, it […]
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Kainantu profitable and will have long mine life, says K92 CEO

Canadian miner K92 has found new ore and is ramping up its operations at its Kainantu mine in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands Province. In this exclusive interview, Chief Executive John Lewins tells Business Advantage PNG that the company is now profitable and has an anticipated mine life of over 15 years.
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Production from Papua LNG in Papua New Guinea could start in 2024, says Total Managing Director

French super major Total will look to have a final gas agreement with the Papua New Guinea government for the Papua LNG project by March 2019. If the project gets the final go-ahead, production should start in 2024, according to Jean-Marc Noiray, Managing Director of Total E&P PNG.
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