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A tale of two cities: why successful investment in Lae is a boost for Port Moresby

Lae, Papua New Guinea's second-largest city, is again emerging as a key location for investment. Far from drawing investors away from capital Port Moresby, a buoyant Lae could actually be good for both cities, say representatives from the two cities' business chambers.
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The ambitious 20-year plan to create Papua New Guinea’s national road network

The 20-year National Road Network Strategy to improve Papua New Guinea’s roads is about to begin. David Wereh, Secretary of the Department of Works & Implementation, says the strategy aims to address both maintenance of existing roads and building new connections.
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IFC’s ambitious plan to improve agribusiness in the Markham and Ramu valleys

The International Finance Corporation is undertaking a scoping study of the Markham and Ramu valleys to assess agricultural opportunities in Papua New Guinea. The results will help to develop a win-win business model for agri-investors and customary landowners.
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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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Where to allocate resources to develop Papua New Guinea’s economy

The World Bank and the Papua New Guinea Business Council seem to agree on the areas that need strengthening to help Papua New Guinea's economy thrive. The difference, however, is that one of them also includes the creative industries. David James compares both lists and analyses what they mean for the country and its future.
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