In brief: Papua New Guinea to issue visas on arrival from next year for Australian tourists, but not business people, and other business stories

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Visas on arrival to be available for Australian tourists, Morobe Governor to suspend trading licences for shops using street vendors, and corruption cases net K25 million for government coffers. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Review: upgraded Air Niugini Paradise Lounge at Jacksons International Airport

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Weary business travellers will be delighted to discover facilities at Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport have received quite an upgrade recently, and none more so than Air Niugini’s new-look Paradise Lounge. Business Advantage PNG takes a look.

Retail experience in Port Moresby broadens as Jacksons Airport takes shape

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The developing retail environment in Papua New Guinea will soon include expanded duty-free shopping at the refurbished Jacksons International Airport.

In brief: Newcrest output at Lihir ‘below expectations’ despite improvement, and other business stories

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Production issues hit Newcrest, Digicel launches cloud-based product, and Mitsui delivers PNG LNG carrier. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Aropa Airport on Bougainville re-opens after 24 years as the province prepares for its own time zone

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The re-opening of Aropa Airport at Kieta on Bougainville is another vital part of Papua New Guinea’s national infrastructure that will create new opportunities, according to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

Air Niugini adapts to changing aviation industry by launching domestic subsidiary

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National carrier Air Niugini is aiming to deliver more choice for Papua New Guinean travellers through the establishment of Link PNG, a new low-cost domestic subsidiary.

Air Niugini and PNG Ports for partial sale: Papua New Guinea zeros in on its state-owned enterprises

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First Air Niugini, then PNG Power … then PNG Ports and the National Airports Corporation? The Papua New Guinea government is embarking on a grand plan to reinvigorate state-owned enterprises. But privatisation is not the only option to ensure SOEs function as viable entities.

The quotable 2014 Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment & Infrastructure Summit

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The Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment and Infrastructure Summit was held in Port Moresby this week. Over two days, delegates heard about Port Moresby becoming ‘the Dubai of the Pacific’, tax incentives in the 2015 Budget and how to develop relationships with Chinese business. Here are some highlights.

In brief: National Roads Authority and Planning Minister discuss state of PNG roads, and other business stories

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National Roads Authority and Planning Minister discuss state of PNG roads, National Airports Corporation releases commercial tenders at POM, and Cue Energy puts PNG assets on market. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

National Airports Corporation plans big expansion at Port Moresby airport

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Port Moresby International airport is undergoing an expansion, ahead of an influx of passengers for the 2015 South Pacific Games, the 2018 APEC summit and projected increases in traffic as the economy grows. The Acting Managing Director of the National Airports Corporation, Joseph Tupiri, outlines the plans to Business Advantage PNG.