Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    11 November 2020
    PM Marape: P'nyang and Pasca projects going ahead
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape today announced that P'nyang LNG Project in Western and Pasca Condensate Field in Gulf are definitely going ahead.

    These are apart from the US$20 billion Papua LNG Project in Gulf, whose last obstacle was cleared today, with passage of six important pieces of
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    11 November 2020
    Statement by Prime Minister Hon. James Marape on Passage of the Papua LNG Project Amendment Bill 2020

    Today I am happy to announce the passage of the six consequential legislative amendments to ensure Papua LNG has the full support of law for it to get off the ground.

    I place my appreciation to our development partners in Total, ExxonMobil and Oil Search for your patience as we processed the laws to

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    08 November 2020
    PM Marape welcomes election of new US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape today  congratulated United States' President-Elect Joe Biden, who is set to be the 46th President of the United States, defeating President Donald Trump.

    Prime Minister Marape also congratulated President-Elect Biden's running mate, Vice President-Elect Kamala

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    27 October 2020
    Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP Speech on the Occasion of the 3rd Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change Conference Held Virtually, Sir Manasupe Haus, Port Moresby
    Good afternoon to everyone.
     
    Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Gutpela dei lo every one of you who is watching or tuning in. 
     
    Let me pass my appreciation to our senior leader in the Pacific, Prime Minister of Samoa, H. E. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. Thank you very much for his hospitality through or virtual
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    18 October 2020
    Prime Minister Marape challenges public service management to streamline sector and improve performance
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has challenged public service management and policy designers to streamline manpower in the sector and improve performance in service delivery to Papua New Guineans.
     
    Prime Minister Marape issued the challenge today at the opening of a week-long workshop on
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    16 October 2020
    Media Statement by Prime Minister Hon. James Marape on the occasion of K100 million presentation to Bank South Pacific for SME loans
    Today I am pleased that we finally are able to release K100 million to Bank of South Pacific (BSP)  in our efforts to assist Papua New Guineans in low-cost credit finance for businesses. 
     
    But firstly, I place on record our Governments’ appreciation to BSP for being an excellent development partner in
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    16 October 2020
    Vice-Minister Assisting Prime Minister clears air on Peter Graham resignation

    I, as Vice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Kumul Minerals Holdings Limited, am prompted to clear doubts regarding a purported letter addressed to the Prime Minister from Mr. Peter Graham, Acting Managing Director and Chairman of Kumul Minerals Holdings Limited, that is purportedly leaked and

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    16 October 2020
    Joint Media Statement Positive Discussion between State and Barrick towards re-opening of Porgera Gold Mine
    Prime Minister James Marape, together with Enga Provincial Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, met with Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow today in Port Moresby to discuss the
    terms of the re-opening of the Porgera Gold Mine.
     
    Speaking in Port Moresby late today, Prime Minister Marape indicated that he was very
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    15 October 2020
    PM Marape: Resignation of Peter Graham was expected
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the resignation of Kumul Minerals Holdings Ltd (KMHL) Acting Managing-Director Peter Graham was expected.
     
    He, however, said the timing of release of Graham’s resignation letter – at the very time the new KMHL Board was announced – was “unfortunate”.
     
    Graham’s
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    15 October 2020
    PM Marape thanks outgoing France Ambassador for fostering of PNG – France relations
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has thanked outgoing Ambassador of France to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Phillippe Janvier-Kamiyama, for his work in fostering PNG-France relations successfully during his tour-of- duty.
     
    Prime Minister Marape said H.E. Janvier-Kamiyama was instrumental in
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    14 October 2020
    PM Marape: Time is of the essence for Wafi-Golpu

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has stressed the importance of time in starting the multi-billion Kina Wafi-Golpu Mine in Morobe Province.

    He said this after a marathon six-hour meeting on Tuesday evening with project developers, landowners, leaders and Government agencies such as Mineral

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    14 October 2020
    Prime Minister Marape urges all Wafi-Golpu stakeholders to work together and move project forward
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has urged all stakeholders in the Wafi-Golpu Project to work together to move the project forward.
     
    Prime Minister Marape said he would like all stakeholders to work together to agree to a way forward for tailings disposal, and for the negotiations to move
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    14 October 2020
    PM Marape: Government aims for equal delivery of services and development
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, says the Marape-Basil Government aims for equal delivery of services and development throughout Papua New Guinea. 
     
    He said this yesterday during launching of the Rigo Inland Ring Road Project at Boregaina Village in the northern part of Rigo District, Central
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    13 October 2020
    Prime Minister Marape supports mental health
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has assured the National Department of Health’s Directorate of Social Change and Mental Health Services recently, of his Government’s support for their work in the country.
     
    The Prime Minister acknowledged that mental health was a very big part of a person’s
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    13 October 2020
    PM Marape assures Goroka people of major developments before 2022
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the people of Goroka can expect some major developments before the 2022 general election.
     
    The elated Prime Minister said this when welcoming new Goroka MP and Pangu pati candidate Hon. Aiye Tambua into the fold today.
     
    “There’ll be a facelift in Goroka,” Prime
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    12 October 2020
    Marape increases scope of work for local contractors to K50 million
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has directed the Chairman of the National Procurement Commission to amend the National Procurement Act to enable local contractors to apply for contracts valued at K50 million.
     
    The Prime Minister gave this direction at the ground-breaking ceremony of the 9-Mile
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    12 October 2020
    PM Marape encourages people with no employment to go home
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP is encouraging Papa New Guineans who are not employed and are living in Port Moresby and other urban areas in the country to go back home to their villages.
     
    The Prime Minister made the call at the ground-breaking ceremony of the 9-Mile to Laloki Road, that will
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    12 October 2020
    Government increases construction expenditure to stimulate economy
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, strongly believes that the construction sector of the country can stimulate the economy in this tough time of COVID-19 and contracting global economies. 
     
     Prime Minister Marape said this at the ground-breaking ceremony of the 9-Mile to Laloki Road in Port
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    11 October 2020
    PM Marape gives K5 million to Kundiawa Hospital

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has given K5 million to Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial General Hospital in Kundiawa to continue bringing a “world class” medical service to the people of Chimbu and PNG.

    An impressed Prime Minister Marape said this to hospital staff, leaders and other people after a

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    11 October 2020
    PM Marape delivers K32 million to Chimbu for major projects
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has delivered K32 million for major projects in Chimbu Province.
     
    The major projects are:
     
    • K10 million to start work on the long-overdue road linking remote Karamui-Nomane, a landlocked district with massive agriculture potential, with the rest of Chimbu;
    • K5 million
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