Forestry

Papua New Guinea’s forestry sector confronts China weakness

The Chief Executive of the Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association, Bob Tate, claims that PNG’s forestry sector is coming under increasing pressure. He points to a drop in demand from China, lower foreign capital investment and moves by the PNG government to lift industry turnover taxes.
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Five questions for James Lau, Managing Director of R H Group

Malaysia's diversified Rimbunan Hijab Group is a major investor in Papua New Guinea. Managing Director James Lau talks to Business Advantage PNG about the company's current construction projects, how its retail, agribusiness and forestry subsidiaries are performing, and the economic outlook for 2016.
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Papua New Guinea forest industry leaders call for ‘affordable housing’ project to be completed locally

It’s critical for the future of Papua New Guinea's forestry and manufacturing sectors that the Government's planned 40,000 ‘affordable houses’ be built in PNG by local suppliers, industry leaders tell Business Advantage PNG.
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Up to one-third of Papua New Guinea log exports may not be authorised by landowners, says INA

Just over one third of Papua New Guinea’s logging exports in 2012 came from Special Agricultural and Business Leases, the majority of which may not have received approval from customary landowners, according to analysis by Paul Barker, Director of the Institute of National Affairs.
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‘Made in PNG 2012’ out now

Magazine showcases Papua New Guinea’s produce and producers The second edition of Made in PNG, the magazine that focuses on Papua New Guinea’s non-mineral produce has just been released. Published by Business Advantage International in partnership with the Manufacturers Council of PNG, the magazine covers not only manufacturing but also agribusiness, fisheries and forestry. Its content […]
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