Infrastructure

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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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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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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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