People Moves: Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Lae Chamber of Commerce

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People Moves: Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Lae Chamber of Commerce

Autonomous Region of Bougainville: Papua New Guinea Business Guide

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Two islands make up most of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB): the larger main island for which the region is named, as well as Buka, separated by the Buka Passage, one of the fastest-running currents in the world. Since 2000, ARB has had a unique status among PNG’s provinces, possessing a greater degree of autonomy. The region encompasses smaller atoll chains with rich fishing waters. Bougainville has its own time zone: it is one hour ahead of elsewhere in PNG.