Australian High Commissioner to PNG

New Aust envoy welcomed

“Australia continues to be PNG’s closest and oldest bilateral partner and we acknowledge the robust relations we share,” PM Marape said.

He also said PNG is grateful for Australia’s usual and ongoing support and assistance during these challenging times.

“As you are aware, PNG is currently in a National State of Emergency for the next two months, and we look forwarding to bringing home our citizens studying and living abroad in Australia and other countries as well.”

Marape further extended his deepest empathy to those who have contracted the virus in Australia.

Aust invited to invest in SEZ

The Yangoru-Saussia MP extended the invite through Australian high Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davies, who recently accompanied Maru on an aerial view of the SEZ and site for an agricultural and farming project.

The project is undertaken by Israeli firm, Innovative Agri Industries (IAI), in a joint venture with the Government and Maru said the Government is looking to partner more investors for the SEZ.

High Commissioner Davis said it was an honour to be asked by the Minister to see the great opportunities in the district and province.

Medical ship ready for new deployment in PNG

An addition to this year’s program is another patrol tender donated by AusAID which will be used to transport health care teams and supplies to extremely remote areas  through  the MV YWAM PNG.

This will be in collaboration with local health authorities.

YWAM medmical ships Managing Director, Ken Mulligan says the new patrol tender will increase capacity to help mobilize training and health care patrols over large distances and strengthen the rural health sector.