Technology & Innovation

PNG Petroleum Minister Kua attends meeting with Sinopec

Karenga Kua, PNG’s Petroleum Minister, attended a virtual meeting with China’s Sinopec in Beijing recently. Minister Kua and Wapu Sonk, the Managing Director of Kumul Petroleum, met with the Senior Vice President of Sinopec to discuss various aspects of Papua New Guinea’s petroleum business. Among the topics discussed were Sinopec’s interest in additional long-term LNG contracts for the PNG LNG project. The Chinese petroleum giant was the first LNG customer

Treasurer says modernising PNG’s telecommunications will benefit economy

Papua New Guinea’s treasurer, Ian Ling-Stuckey, recently said that modernising the telecoms industry would benefit the country and help the economy to evolve. Ling-Stuckey made his comments in Melbourne while in discussion with Telstra CEO Andy Penn. Telstra is currently in the process of buying Digicel’s Pacific business, including Digicel PNG, for US$1.6 billion – about K5.48 billion. “Broader access for our people to modern, low-cost data and voice communications

New Civil Aviation Minister committed to improving industry

The new Civil Aviation Minister, Walter Schnaubelt, has said he’s committed to improving Papua New Guinea’s aviation industry as it is a critical area for the government. The minister is seeking information on the problems and difficulties faced by those in the aviation sector to help them overcome any issues they may face. One such problem is that posed by Covid-19, which the minister has noted makes improvements particularly difficult.