Day 2 of Hong Kong Conference

Sessions 1-4 were concluded yesterday on day one of the conferences, with Prime Minister James Marape welcoming investors to PNG before departing for Beijing, China.

Minister Maru, who was instrumental in the hosting of this conference in Asia, is headlining session five with the topic: “PNG ready for investment”.

Kumul Consolidated Holdings, PNG Hydro Development, FAO PNG and the Investment Promotion Authority will be presenting throughout the day, with the program set to end at 3.40pm (HKT).


Farmers Fight Declining Yields

Cocoa farmer, Ray Kwingu worriedly said: “One of my kids left school because we could not pay the school fees. The school fees for another kid studying in secondary school is still to be paid, and we need to settle it soon.”

Ray, a 63-year-old father of five from the Varigu village in East Sepik Province, has less than 0.5 hectares of cocoa garden as his sole source of income. He and his wife, Jenny, work hard to make sure this cocoa garden with its 300 trees pays for their kids’ school fees, medical bills and nutritious food for their family.