Aust invited to invest in SEZ

National Planning & Monitoring Minister, Richard Maru, has extended an invitation to Australian investors to consider the Sepik Economic Zone (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.

“I do think it is really important that for the future of Papua New Guinea and for the future of this district and this province, that a lot of emphasis is now put on investing in commercial activities, whether it be in agriculture or in other sectors,” said Davies.

Cedric Patjole