Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    23 March 2020
    Prime Minister Official Press Statement on COVID-19 Update

    1. 14 Day State of Emergency
    This is to ensure we have an isolation strategy so that we can pinpoint if the virus is present in our country after the first breach of security.

    2. The first case
    Has been transferred to Australia fit and well this morning and will undergo further medical test. The

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    22 March 2020
    Official Statement by Prime Minister on COVID-19
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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES SET-UP OF NATIONAL ADVISORY BODY AND CONSULTATIVE TEAM ON BOUGAINVILLE

    The National Executive Council has approved the set-up of a National Advisory Body and a Consultative Team to engage in consultations with the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

    Prime Minister James Marape said his Cabinet acknowledges that a consultation process will take place now after the

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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND MINING LAWS ON TAILINGS DISPOSAL

    The National Executive Council has approved a final report by the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) to review the Mining Act of 1992 and the Environment Act 2000.

    Prime Minister James Marape said the review into the two Acts is to improve the practice in managing and disposing mine tailings

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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON BOUGAINVILLE REFERENDUM & AFTERMATH ACTIVITIES

    The National Executive Council has approved a Ministerial Statement on the Bougainville Referendum and aftermath activities following the outcomes last December, 2019.

    It states that the National Parliament will take note of the progress and details of a consultation process that would take place

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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES REVIEW OF ‘EX PARTE PROCEEDINGS’ ACT

    The National Executive Council has approved a final report on the review of the Éx Parte Proceedings for tabling in the next sitting of Parliament.

    It follows the issuance of a Term of Reference to the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission to review the Ex Parte Proceedings Act in PNG.

    Ex Parte

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    19 March 2020
    2021 BUDGET TO INCLUDE K35 MILLION FOR OUTSTANDING GOPNG COMPONENT FOR CADIP PROGRAM

    Cabinet has recently endorsed the inclusion of K35 million in the 2021 Budget for outstanding Government component for various airport works undertaken under the Civil Aviation Development
    Investment Program (CADIP).

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP said the Minister for Civil Aviation

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    19 March 2020
    CABINET ENDORSES AUDIT REPORT ON THE USE OF CMA AND NON-CMA FUNDS

    The National Executive Council recently approved audit report on the use and management of Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) AND Non-CMCA Trust Funds administered by
    the Chairperson and Board of Trustees.

    Prime Minister James Marape said Cabinet has approved for the Chairperson and

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    19 March 2020
    CABINET AWARDS CHINA RAILWAY WITH FINSCHAFEN HIGHWAY CONTRACT

    The National Executive Council has approved to award China Railway International Group Co. Limited with the Finschafen Highway contract in Morobe Province.

    This was endorsed during a recent Cabinet Meeting, where China Railway International Group Co. Ltd will design and construct the highway from

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    18 March 2020
    GOV’T TO SUPPORT BALIMO TO BECOME A TOURIST DESTINATION – PM MARAPE

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP told hundreds of people at Balimo District of Western Province that the Government wants it to become a tourist destination.

    PM Marape said this when speaking to participants of the 12th Gogodala Canoe Festival today at the Balimo Waterfront.

    He said the

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    13 March 2020
    HONOURABLE JAMES MARAPE, MP PRIME MINISTER OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA ADDRESS TO THE NATION on COVID-19

    My fellow Papua New Guineans:
    The world is currently facing a common enemy – the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.

    As of today, there are more than 132,000 cases of COVID-19 and almost 5,000 deaths reported

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    03 March 2020
    PNG Security Industry Leaders challenged to work with Government

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, has challenged leaders’ in security innovation to work with Government to improve Security in the Country.
    The Prime Minister made the challenge at the 2nd Papua New Guinea Security Congress at the Stanley Hotel today.

    The congress provided an opportunity for

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    29 February 2020
    Acting Prime Minister Hon. Davis Steven, MP, speech on the Occasion of the return of 100 PNGDF Personnel on Humanitarian Mission to Australia, PNGDF Air Traffic Wing, Port Moresby

    State Ministers,
    Deputy Head of Mission – Australian High Commission,
    Department Heads,
    Head of Australian Defence Staff,
    Members of the PNGDF,
    Families and Friends of Australia,

    Ladies and Gentlemen. Members of Kumul Force 17 - Welcome Home!

    Thank you, for the service you have done in assistance

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    29 February 2020
    PM Marape urges Solomon Islands and PNG businesses to go into agriculture, fisheries and tourism

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has urged businesses in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to look more into agriculture, fisheries and tourism.

    He said this in Honiara on Friday when addressing a business luncheon attended by the business community in Solomon Islands as well as a large

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    28 February 2020
    PM Marape meets PNG community in Solomon Islands

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape had an emotional meeting with members of the Papua New Guinea community in the Solomon Islands on Friday.

    PM Marape met the community, including children, who live in the Solomon Islands but still maintain ties with PNG.

    They included PNG men and women, who are

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    28 February 2020
    PM Marape commended by Solomon Islands and PNG business leaders

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has been commended by the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea business communities for promoting business links between the two countries.

    PM Marape took a plane load of mostly business executives on his first Official Visit to the Solomon Islands from last

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    27 February 2020
    PM Marape: PNG looks to strengthen ties with Solomon Islands

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says Papua New Guinea is looking to strengthen its relationships with neighbouring Solomon Islands.

    He said this after meeting Solomon Islands' Governor-General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi, in Honiara on Thursday evening (pictured) .

    The occasion marked PM

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    26 February 2020
    PM Marape arrives to a red carpet welcome in Solomon Islands
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape arrived to a red carpet welcome in Honiara, Solomon Islands, today. 
     
    PM Marape is leading a large business delegation from Papua New Guinea, representing Government and private sector, on his first official State Visit. 
     
    Papua New Guinea businesses in Solomon
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    26 February 2020
    FALCON PLANE HIRED FOR GO’VT OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS IS LIKE ANY OTHER CLIENT HIRE: PM MARAPE

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP has rebutted claims made by the Opposition Leader today on continuous usage of Falcon Jet plane despite it being handed over to Air Niugini recently.

    PM Marape said the plane hired for the PNG Government’s recent visits to Fiji and New Zealand was official

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    25 February 2020
    PM MARAPE THANKS NZ FOR SUCCESSFUL VISIT
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has expressed gratitude to his New Zealand counterpart, Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern, for the fruitful official visit to New Zealand from 21-25 February 2020.
     
    He said our meetings have been meaningful in that we discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interests,
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