Coronavirus and PNG

Stories related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Papua New Guinea's State of Emergency.

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‘Slow recovery’: Business Council of Papua New Guinea demands focus on economy

Business in Papua New Guinea has responded well to COVID-19 but is now facing a downturn at the lower end of expectations. David Toua, board member of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea says the focus now needs to turn to the economy.
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Tickets without queues: Ticket Bilum solves ticketing dilemma in Papua New Guinea

Want to buy tickets to see your favourite rugby team but can’t afford to spend two hours queuing to get seats? The Papua New Guinean app Ticket Bilum comes to the rescue. Its owner, Tidman Ikosi, talked about the app’s inception, its future and COVID’s silver lining during an ecommerce forum.
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‘Economic lifelines’: Connect PNG outlines key road projects to help boost Papua New Guinea’s COVID recovery

Connect PNG has a five-year plan to establish a single, unbroken highway network for Papua New Guinea. David Wereh, Secretary of the Department of Works and Implementation, takes Business Advantage PNG through the challenges.
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‘SMEs are hurting’: ANZ’s Mark Baker on the bank’s post-COVID challenges in Papua New Guinea

Renegotiating terms or refinancing are proving to be the best way to deal with the shock caused by COVID-19 according to Mark Baker, Managing Director of ANZ Bank Papua New Guinea. In an exclusive interview he tells Business Advantage PNG that improving confidence is the big challenge.
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