Bougainville mining moratorium may be lifted; 'No limit' to deal with Pertamina; New wharf to relieve pressure in Port Moresby

PNG Business Update

July 10, 2013

Latest news

Bougainville leaders consider lifting exploration moratorium

Bougainville leaders are considering lifting the moratorium on mineral exploration which has been in place since the 1970s, in case the Panguna gold and copper mine does not re-open. Read on ... 

Private wharf to relieve Port Moresby congestion  

Construction of a new private wharf and boat ramp in Port Moresby will be completed by the end of the year, according to Karthik Pajjala, General Manager of Avenell Engineering Systems Ltd, the builders of the wharf. Read on ...


National Petroleum Company deal with Pertamina 'only limited by our joint imaginations': Kramer

Last month, Papua New Guinea's fledgling National Petroleum Company signed its first deal, and it was a big one: a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesia’s massive national oil and gas company, Pertamina. NPCP Chairman Frank Kramer explains how the relationship will work. Read on ... 


John Momis, President of Bougainville

The President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, John Momis, wants work on restarting the giant Panguna gold and copper mine to begin later this year, and says the former leader of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army, Sam Kauona, now supports re-opening the mine. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, he outlines the steps now needed to restart operations. Read on..

Opinion & analysis

National forums provide critical listening post

Paul Barker, the Director of the Institute of National Affairs, reviews the 2013 National Development Forum, which this year focussed on revitalising services at the district level across PNG. Read on ... 

Around the world

Papua New Guinea economy 'at risk' and other international stories

The Bank of Papua New Guinea warns of economic risks, while Brazil provides some pointers to the employment of more women in the workforce. Read on ... 


Papua New Guinea bucket list: Madang Resort

Sonja Heydeman discovers Madang Resort on the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, as part of our series on the country's most attractive tourist spots. Read on

Latest jobs

Country Manager, PNG Madang-based

We are looking for a dynamic and strategic thinker who will be responsible for effective management of our Papua New Guinea Country Office.  As Country Manager, you will lead the implementation of the change management process and the development of a strategic plan for WWF PNG. Experience working in the Pacific region (preferably PNG) and in conservation is an advantage.
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Special readers' offer: a heavily discounted weekend to Tufi Resort

Special offer to all Business Advantage PNG readers! Tufi Resort would like to offer to you a heavily discounted weekend to Tufi. Read on..

Early bird deadline for conference registration approaching

The deadline for discounted registration at the Papua New Guinea Advantage 2013 investment summit is Friday, 26 July. The summit takes place on 9 and 10 September 2013 at the Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby. Read on.. 

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