Building and construction

Australian defence spending in Papua New Guinea to provide business opportunities

The imminent upgrade of defence facilities on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island should provide significant opportunities for local business and labour, according to Australia's Department of Defence. But the selection requirements are likely to be demanding.
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Top-end woes: expat flight affects Papua New Guinea’s high-end real estate

The upper end of the housing market in Papua New Guinea is being adversely affected by the closure of the international borders, according to Tom Snelling, General Manager of property classifieds site Hausples.com. But he expects that there will be more movement in the cheaper areas of the real estate market.
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Manufacturing and transportation up in Papua New Guinea despite challenges in other sectors

The Bank of Papua New Guinea’s Quarterly Economic Bulletin reports sales were strong in the manufacturing and transportation industries during the September quarter of 2018. But in other sectors revenues were revealed to be either patchy or poor. David James gives us an overview of these sectors.
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Conditions tough in Papua New Guinea’s construction industry but hopes are rising

Papua New Guinea's construction industry continues to face challenges, says Frank McQuoid, Chairman of manufacturer Steel Industries. But others say it is on the edge of a boom that will extend beyond the resource sector. David James examines both sides of the story.
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