PLANNING MINISTER SETS PRIORITIES FOR WORLD BANK FUNDING

PORT MORESBY, MONDAY 24th JUNE 2019 — The Minister for National Planning, Hon Richard Maru, has met with the World Bank and given them clear directions on our priorities for concessional funding in line with our Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) III priorities last Friday. This follows a visit to Minister Maru by the World Bank Country Director of the Pacific Islands and PNG, Michel Kerf, where they discussed the Country Partnership Framework. The Minister gave the World Bank six[…]

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Work Begins On Maprik Coffee Factory Site

The effort to relocate the coffee processing mill from Wewak to Maprik in East Sepik Province has started. Early this month agri-firm Weni and Mandol Investment Ltd started erecting the foundation of a warehouse for the green bean processing factory at Banialla, Ami junction, in the Abiges-Mamblep LLG. This is an initiative of Anton Areka, managing director of Weni and Mandol Investment Ltd, a lead partner of Coffee Industry Corporation’s productive partnerships in agriculture project (CIC-PPAP). “I want the warehouse[…]

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The Queen Bee Of Business In Karimui

Anyone involved in business or other economic activities in the remote and fertile Karimui area of Chimbu Province knows her. She is their ‘queen bee’ and she is always there for coffee farmers, vegetable farmers and other business people who would like to transport their goods in and out of Karimui by air. She is none other than the ward member Helen Genai, who has made it her duty to be the middle person between the small airlines that operate[…]

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New Plan To Foster Cash Crops, Says Allan

The Ministry and Department of Agriculture and Livestock and agricultural commodity boards and agencies are working to develop, expand, promote and support a wide range of crops and livestock. These crops include coffee, cocoa, copra, oil palm, rubber, spice crops and fresh produce. The Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Benny Allan (pictured) said the National Agriculture Sector Plan is aimed at strengthening the current efforts by the lead agency and agricultural sectoral boards and agencies in developing the sector with[…]

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