Ready for business: Papua New Guinea’s Ihu Special Economic Zone approved

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The National Executive Council has given the nod to Papua New Guinea’s first special economic zone. Project Director Peter KenGemar tells Business Advantage PNG about how it could boost local jobs and investment

People moves: BSP, Coca-Cola Amatil, Nasfund, Legal Training Institute, Ok Tedi, Kumul Mineral Holdings

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Bank South Pacific (BSP) appoints a Group Chief Financial Officer, Nasfund welcomes a Chief Officer Members Services, Coca-Cola Amatil gets a new Group CFO, an Acting Director for Legal Training Institute, Ok Tedi Mining appoints a new head and Kumul Mineral Holdings elects a Chairman and Acting Managing Director.

People moves: statutory bodies, special envoy, Simbu Limestone Project

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The National Executive Council appoints heads of statutory bodies, Prime Minister James Marape names an Special Envoy on Papua New Guinea Foreign Matters, and the Simbu Limestone Project welcomes a Managing Director.

People moves: Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Ombudsman, Chief Justice

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A new Executive elected to the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Accountant Ombudsman, Chief Justice retires.

People moves: National Executive Council, Bank South Pacific, Nambawan Super, RD Tuna Canners, Fuji Xerox, Remington Technology

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Nine new vice-Ministers appointed to the NEC, a new director at Bank South Pacific, a new CEO at Nambawan Super, an acting General Manager at RD Tuna Canners, and new General Managers at Fuji Xerox and Remington Technology

People moves: Cabinet Appointments confirmed

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Prime Minister Peter O’Neill appoints 33 Ministers.

People moves: Interim Cabinet appointments, Air Niugini, Securities Commission of PNG, Maigari Limited, KPMG, Akzo Nobel (PNG), Pacific Foam Group

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O’Neill appoints new Treasurer, a new Chair of the Securities Commission, Air Niugini appoints first woman to head a subsidiary,  Ramu landowner board appointments, new partner at KPMG, a new CEO at Akzo Nobel, and a Group Operations Manager at Pacific Foam Group

People moves: NEC reshuffle

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New Petroleum and Energy Minister, Papua New Guinean to head up Parties to the Nauru Agreement

Third stage of minimum wage increase for Papua New Guinea workers effective from July

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The minimum wage in PNG will rise to K3.50 an hour from 1 July, from the current rate of K3.36.

People moves: Taiwan Trade Commission, New Guinea Energy

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New Trade Commissioner to Taiwan, new Executive Chairman at New Guinea Energy