Israeli expertise boosting Papua New Guinea’s fresh food independence

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An Israeli-backed and developed fruit and vegetable farm is delivering international standard produce for the domestic market in Papua New Guinea.

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 …

Province in Focus: Western Province

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The sky is the limit as Papua New Guinea’s remotest province sets off on a remarkable course of sustainable development. Also unofficially referred to as Fly River Province, PNG’s largest province by area is also one of its least developed. Vast, remote and with a population density of less than two people per square kilometre […]

Barramundi project spawns opportunity

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The 28 million kina (US$12.7 million) Western Province Sustainable Aquaculture Project is the first sustainable fisheries project to be delivered in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province and it incorporates public, private and community partnerships with a strong regional development focus. Located next to Daru Airport, its main site includes a barramundi hatchery, storage, administration building […]

Bensbach Wildlife Lodge

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This comfortable 12-room lodge, built of local materials, has established a reputation for spectacular barramundi fishing (other species include ox eye herring and saratoga). It is located on the Bensbach River (Papua New Guinea’s most westerly river), in a vast, open, seasonally-flooded plain which is crowded with bird and animal life, including deer, wallabies, crocodiles […]

Connecting Western Province to the world

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An ambitious and transformative project has commenced to bring 21st century communications to the rural areas of Western Province for the first time. Western Province is remote, even for Papua New Guinea, and its sparsely distributed population and business community has, until recently, faced particular challenges in communicating not only across province but with other […]