Life in Papua New Guinea after Ok Tedi

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As the Ok Tedi gold and copper mine nears the end of its current mine life, the Ok Tedi Development Foundation has launched a five-year plan to create economic self-reliance for the people of Western Province. Kevin McQuillan reports.

Western Province: Papua New Guinea Business Guide

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Western Province is the largest province in Papua New Guinea by area. It shares a land border with the Indonesian province of Papua and a sea border with Australia. There are several large rivers that run through the province, including the Fly River, PNG’s biggest, and the Strickland and Ok Tedi Rivers. Lake Murray, PNG’s largest lake, is also in the province.

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Ok Tedi has moved from ‘death row’ to a ‘sweet spot’, says CEO

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The Chief Executive of copper and gold producer Ok Tedi Mining, Peter Graham, believes the Papua New Guinean company will enjoy a ‘sweet spot’ in the next few years. He says efficiency gains have substantially improved the mine’s competitiveness.

Papua New Guinea drought still affecting economy, in spite of rainfall

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Although many parts of the country are returning to normal, the Papua New Guinea drought is continuing to affect both its formal and informal economies. Business Advantage PNG receives an update on the situation from agricultural expert, Dr Mike Bourke.

Restructure will see 25% reduction of Ok Tedi staff and switch to ‘fly in-fly out’ operation at Papua New Guinea mine

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PNG’s state-owned mine is undergoing a radical restructuring which will result in a 25% workforce cut and see the company move to a Fly-In, Fly-Out operation, says Managing Director and CEO, Peter Graham.

Stanley gas project approved in Papua New Guinea

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The national cabinet has approved the US $300 million (K829 m) development of the Stanley gas-condensate field in Western Province.

‘Just like riding a tiger’: Ok Tedi Mining’s CEO reflects on a momentous year

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It’s been an ‘momentous’ year for Ok Tedi Mining Limited, according its CEO, Nigel Parker. Business Advantage PNG spoke to him about a tough year for Papua New Guinea’s largest mine and its likely future.

Morauta accuses government of ‘stealing’ Ok Tedi Mining

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In an escalation of the public debate on the ownership of the Ok Tedi mine, the Chairman of the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program Ltd (PNGSDP) has accused the government of ‘stealing’ Ok Tedi Mining Ltd.

Around the world: more grisly headlines overshadow positive international coverage of Papua New Guinea

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Violence in Papua New Guinea gets wide international coverage but, closer to home, Australian media focuses on some good news stories.

Around the world: blast for bureaucrats, TB epidemic, plant & animal discoveries, Fiji warning, China oil imports

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Radio Australia reports that PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has ‘ blasted his public service over the granting of controversial [SABL] leases’ and more …