In Brief: Election campaign period to last eight weeks, and other business stories

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Electoral Commissioner says campaign period will last eight weeks, Ombudsman suspends release of development funds until after the election and cocoa production back to average levels before borer struck. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Increased competition in Papua New Guinea construction sector

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With the PNG LNG project moving from its construction phase into production, a downturn in Papua New Guinea’s building and construction sector is underway, softened somewhat by the national government’s injection of infrastructure spending. But there’s still plenty of work to be done, as Business Advantage PNG reports.

Briefings for local businesses on accessing Manus Island contracts

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The Australian Government has moved to allay fears that Papua New Guinea companies will lose out on valuable contracts as the Manus Island detention centre is developed by holding business briefings this week.