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Overcoming chronic lack of skilled tradespeople in Papua New Guinea requires more government funding, say industry leaders

An analysis of foreign workers coming to Papua New Guinea since 2000 indicates a chronic lack of skilled tradespeople, according to Lae-based business leaders. While skills training initiatives are under way, an expected surge in mining projects over the next few years highlights the urgency for more skilled workers.
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Tabubil: A college town in the clouds

Built to support the Ok Tedi mine, the town of Tabubil is in many ways a model town for Papua New Guinea. In spite of its remote location in the misty Star Mountains, its roads and houses are well-maintained; it has reputable and well-resourced hospital, international school and small international airport; its utilities are reliable, […]
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