Papua New Guinea business sees light at the end of the tunnel

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In spite of the talk about an economic slowdown in 2016, Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, is a city where plenty is still happening as 2015 comes to a close. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reflects on recent discussions with Papua New Guinea business leaders.

Construction of Phase Two of Lae port redevelopment to start in 2016

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A decision on who will build a second K300 million berth at the Port of Lae is expected by the end of 2015 and construction due to commence in 2016, according to PNG Ports’ Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Alphonse. A new industrial park and an international operator for the port is also on the cards.

In Brief: Papua New Guinea Budget deficit rises to 9.4% of GDP, and other business stories

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Treasury says Deficit rises to 9.4% of GDP, foreign advisers ban, and parliament passes Sovereign Wealth Fund bill. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: relocation of Port Moresby Port to Motukea Island site backed by review, and other business stories

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Motukea Island a ‘suitable site’ for Port relocation, majority of Papua New Guinea SMEs in retail, and PNG first Pacific nation to join alliance. 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.

Prepare for a ‘tsunami’ of development projects: Independent Public Business Corporation chair

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The Chairman of Papua New Guinea’s Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), Paul Nerau, has flagged a ‘tsunami’ of government-backed development projects worth billions of kina, including the relocation of Port Moresby’s port and gas-generated electricity.