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‘Faster, Smarter, Better Building With Rhodes’

Rhodes is fast tracking quality builds all over PNG, the Pacific and Australia with their technology driven prefabricated and modular building systems. Rhodes has proven its capabilities to the extractives industry having delivered accommodation and infrastructure projects for Rio Tinto, Ok Tedi and InterOil. The company also delivers considerable social infrastructure projects – schools, health clinics, court houses, government offices, training centres – on behalf of agencies such as the

World Bank pledges $30M to boost PNG’s vital coffee industry

THE WORLD Bank will invest an additional US$30 million in funding to Papua New Guinea’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP), PNG’s single largest agriculture initiative. World Bank directors approved the capital injection in February, bolstering an initiative set up to benefit thousands of coffee and cocoa farmers in PNG. PPAP works with smallholder farmers to double yield and improve the quality of their coffee and cocoa, and increase their

PNG Ports signs PNG LNG deal

PNG PORTS Corporation has scooped a contract to provide pilotage services to the massive PNG LNG project. The 10-year deal is expected to yield the state owned enterprise up to K25 million (A$11.56 million) per year. Under the contract, PNG Ports will also provide line boats and security and surveillance services to the PNG LNG project. Representatives from Esso Highlands, the operator of the PNG LNG project and PNG Ports

Treasurer next to go in PM sackings

DON POLYE has been stripped of his treasurer portfolio in the the most recent shake-up of the Papua New Guinean cabinet, accused by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of “creating instability.” Following the recent sacking of Petroleum and Energy Minister William Duma, the PNG PM wielded the axe on Mr Polye and Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Mark Maipakai. The decommissioning of Mr Maipakai as minister was done to preserve the