Tributes for Sir Mick Curtain, ‘promoter of Papua New Guinea’s potential’

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The late Sir Mick Curtain should be remembered for many of the infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea that were undertaken over the last 50 years, according to Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill.

In brief: Hope that SABLs leases will be return to landowners soon, and other business stories

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Chief Secretary indicates SABL leases will be returned soon, and Woodside CEO says Oil Search bid his ‘full price’. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: BSP bid to buy Westpac Vanuatu rejected, and other business stories

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Vanuatu’s Reserve Bank rejects sale of Westpac Vanuatu to BSP, Airlines PNG invited to fly into Samoa and ‘show cause’ notice issued over slow progress of new Lae highway. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Curtain Bros planning huge, new dockside facilities at Motukea Island

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Civil engineering firm Curtain Bros has big plans for Motukea Island, as it prepares to build new dockside facilities alongside the soon-to-be relocated Port Moresby Port. General Manager Justin McGann outlines the Motukea plans, and other new company projects, to Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: InterOil chief says Elk-Antelope project will support ‘at least two trains’, and other business stories

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More details about the potential of the Elk-Antelope LNG Project emerge, 108 companies apply for exemptions to minimum wage increase, and social media fundraising underway to buy Bougainville cocoa. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Deal to purchase Motukea for port relocation signed, and other business stories

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State Solicitor refuses approval for purchase of Motukea island land for port relocation, Confusion over Ok Tedi compensation payments, report says PNG state-owned enterprises under performing compared to Pacific counterparts. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: O’Neill declares PNG moving towards a new regime of ‘managed economic growth’ and other business stories.

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A new approach to managing PNG’s economy, Manus Island detention centre to be ‘wound down’, and PNG cricketers turning professional. Your weekly digest of the latest regional business news.

In brief: Government prepares to relocate Moresby port to Motukea Island, and other business stories

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The national government prepares to buy Motukea Port from Curtain Bros, exports of LNG could double in five years and fuel prices fall. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Government considers lift in minimum wage and other business stories

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Cabinet considers a rise in the minimum wage, Australia to involve private sector in aid delivery, and Oil Search expects huge annual cashflow from LNG plant. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Port Moresby’s next growth corridor

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Major industrial projects underway or in the pipeline north-west of Port Moresby look likely to create an industrial and logistics corridor over the next five years. Business Advantage PNG examines the progress in Central Province, just outside Papua New Guinea’s capital.