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The intensifying debate over the future of Papua New Guinea’s mining industry

The mining industry needs government help to solve an exploration crisis, according to industry representatives. But government bodies are saying there needs to be a better sharing of the rewards in the national interest. Business Advantage PNG looks at the contrasting views of the industry and the state.
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Reasons why superannuation is critical to building a strong organisational culture in Papua New Guinea

Six Papua New Guinean companies discuss the benefits of superannuation contributions and share with Business Advantage PNG why it can help companies reduce attendance problems and increase loyalty through super.
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Frozen fries the start of an ambitious import substitution plan for Papua New Guinea

A brand-new factory in the Highlands has begun processing locally grown potatoes. This is part of an ambitious import substitution plan that could provide thousands of jobs, cut the price of frozen foods and save valuable foreign currency.
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Spectacular growth in Papua New Guinea’s K600 million solar energy market

Sixty per cent of households in Papua New Guinea are now using solar energy, compared with just two per cent seven years ago, according to a recent International Finance Corporation report. What's driving this extraordinary growth? asks Kevin McQuillan.
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Second route out of Papua New Guinea’s Highlands could transform country: IFC study

Currently, the only way of bringing bulk agricultural produce out of Papua New Guinea's fertile Highlands is down the Highlands Highway to the port city of Lae. A new study has identified a faster second route—through Gulf Province. Business Advantage PNG investigates.
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Prime Minister Marape’s ambitious vision for agriculture in Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister James Marape has said that he doesn't want Papua New Guinea to be known as an oil and gas county and has outlined his aim is to make PNG the 'food basket of Asia.' What opportunities does this create for business?
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Papua New Guinea government to ‘stand behind’ Papua LNG gas agreement

Papua New Guinea's Petroleum Minister Kerenga Kua has announced that the National Executive Council (PNG's cabinet) has 'in principle' agreed to 'stand behind' the gas agreement signed in April for the US$10 billion (K33.7 billion) Total-led Papua LNG project.
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iPi Group eyes next phase of growth

The diversified iPi Group has grown up from its origins as a provider of services to the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Reilly outlines his strategy to overcome tighter trading conditions to Business Advantage PNG.
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How PNG Forest Products is expanding operations in Papua New Guinea

PNG Forest Products started as a forestry company but is also now a full-fledged power company too. Managing Director Tony Honey tells Business Advantage PNG how the company is expanding its manufacturing, increasing exports and handling growth.
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