Government to focus more on rural communities

Prime Minister Marape recently visited Bunsil Station on central Urumboi island in Morobe. While there, he stated that the remote regions of Papua New Guinea, such as Morobe’s Siassi islands, were no longer being neglected. Marape launched several impact projects for the Tewai-Siassi District Development Authority (DDA). He also provided K5 million to create a community facility at Bunsil for young people, women, Flexible Open Distance Education (FODE), and small

Kumul hosts ground-breaking ceremony for fabrication facility and academy

Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited recently held a ground-breaking ceremony outside Port Moresby, near the LNG plant at Caution Bay. The event was for a new Steel, Mechanical, and Piping (SMP) module fabrication facility and also for a construction training academy. Wapu Sonk, the managing director of Kumul Petroleum, said his company was establishing a world-class SMP Module fabrication facility as part of preparations for the development of LNG and mining

PNG won’t grow unless young people venture into business, says academic

Dr Lawrence Sause, the deputy executive dean of resources and planning at the University of Papua New Guinea School of Business and Public Policy, has said that PNG’s economy will not grow unless more people enter the business sector. “There is a waste of opportunity for young people to contribute through business,” Dr Sause said. He made the comments at a one-week entrepreneurial workshop aimed at encouraging students to think

NTC certifies CEFI to conduct Financial Literacy Courses

The National Training Council (NTC) has certified the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI) to teach courses in financial literacy. At a recent ceremony, the NTC presented CEFI with a Certificate of Registration to conduct Training, as well as an ‘Accreditation of Courses’ Certificate. In addition, Jill Pijui, CEFI’s Head of Training, also received a ‘Certificate of Registration as an Instructor’. George Awap, the Acting Assistant Governor, Financial System

Twenty-six graduate from OTML’s Traineeship and Apprenticeship Programmes

TWENTY-six young Papua New Guineans were the proud recipients of certificates after graduating at the 35th Combined OTML Graduation Ceremony held in Tabubil recently. The graduands from the three different training schemes; Graduate Development, Apprenticeship Training and the Preferred Area Development Training (PAD) – Business Studies have now completed their 2 to 4 years traineeship with the company. “Ok Tedi takes very seriously our commitment to the development of young

PNG LNG supports Society of Petroleum Engineers 2020 President’s visit to PNG

EXXONMOBIL PNG Limited, the operator of PNG’s first liquefied natural gas project, PNG LNG, has sponsore a networking event and executive dinner held at the Port Moresby Hilton Hotel to welcome Shauna Noonan, 2020 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). President Noonan recently visited Papua New Guinea in her capacity as 2020 President elect of the SPE to meet with local engineers and industry leaders as part of a

PNG LNG supporting PNG’s future geologists through learning

THE study of the earth’s physical formation, its composition and the various components that continuously sees the earth evolving is still new science for Papua New Guinea. Added to that, the natural landscape of PNG presents it as one of the most exciting geological terrains in the world which the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) through its Geoscience department is scratching the surface of. UPNG offers the Geology and

Oil Search launches PNG Scholarship Programme in STEM

OIL Search has launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Programme for Papua New Guineans attending technical schools and universities, continuing its long history of providing young people with opportunities to kick-start their careers. The scholarships worth K5.7m is open to all Papua New Guineans, with priority given to candidates from Oil Search’s project impact area provinces based on merit and includes support to secondary schools. The scheme