In brief: PNG Ports seeks interest for design and construction of Motukea Island wharf, and other business stories

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Motukea Island Port project expressions of interest called for, PM dismisses ‘secret deals’ with Rio Tinto, and Star Mountains project JV launches exploration campaign. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: National Petroleum Company prepares to raise investment billions, and other business stories

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National Petroleum Company to appoint a specialist debt-raising adviser for new oil and gas projects, Treasury says public debt above 35% limit and anti-corruption hotline more successful than expected. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Moves to reduce internet charges and other business stories

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New technology may reduce internet charges, Vanuatu assesses cyclone damage and Newcrest buys Wamum gold project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: PNG LNG project reaches ‘financial completion’, and other business stories

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PNG LNG project satisfies financial agreements, PNG Ports profits double, and Indochine Mining raises funds. 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: PNG Ports Corporation completes Lae extension, and other business stories

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The extension project at Lae Port reaches a conclusion, PanAust feasibility study at Freida River on target, National Executive Council endorses PNG Sovereign Wealth Fund. 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.

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.

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.

In brief: PNG Power price increase postponed and other stories

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PNG Power price increase postponed, InterOil timeline to be set and Rabaul needs visas on arrival. Your quick digest of the week’s business news.