Bay Informal Mamas business booted

Forty women in Small to Medium Enterprises were selected from 120 applicants who underwent training as part of the United Nations Market Training program.

The program was funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agreement (JICA), co-funded by the National Fisheries Authority (NFA), AusAID, and UN Women in collaboration with the provincial and district administration.

After the training, the women were empowered with the skills to earn an income, but they lacked the necessary equipment to continue cooking, baking, or sewing.

Phase 3 signed for regional waste management

The signing of the agreement was sealed between counterparts, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) and the National Capital District Commission.

CEPA’s Director of Non-Renewable Division, Michael Wau said the project aims to improve public dumpsites in NCDC and four ULLGs in PNG.

“This program has been with us for the last five years or so and I understand this is going to be the 3rd phase. We are privileged to have JICA to help us through this very important project,” said Wau.

JICA Chief Rep Visits NFA

Papua New Guinea through the NFA and the Government of Japan through JICA and OFCF have established a strong fisheries diplomacy since 2006 after the resigning of the Fishing Access Agreements between NFA and the Japanese Far Seas Purse Seiners Association (Kaimaki).

NFA Visits Holona Market

The Holona Fishing Cooperative Society Ltd of Pak Island, Hahai Village Ward 2 in the Rapatona LLG of Lorengau, Manus Province has been facing issues with the Fisheries Aggregated Device (FAD) and their fisheries businesses.

The officials of NFA and invited delegates traveled rough seas to Pak Island shores to deliver a need that is hoped to impact the people for the better.

Japanese Studies For UPNG Students

The ‘JICA Chair Program’ (JICA program for Japanese Studies) once officially launched tomorrow, the University of Papua New Guinea will be the first recipient of the program in PNG and the Pacific region. The UPNG Vice Chancellor, Japanese Ambassador and JICA Chief Representative will launch the new program.

Students studying the Japanese modernization course will study from Japanese guest lectures from prestigious Japanese universities.

JICA, PNGFA Sign Agreement

PNGFA and JICA signed a Record of Discussion of a new forest project titled ‘Capacity Development project for reducing carbon emissions from forest degradation through commercial logging in PNG’.

Commencing from the first quarter of 2022, the project will be implemented for three years beginning at the arrival of a Japanese expert.

JICA Chief Representative, Masato Koinuma, said that at the recent COP26 summit in the UK, resolutions were passed that require efforts made to limit the increase in the global average temperature to 1.5 degree celsius.

JICA To Support Hospitals

JICA signed a record of discussion for its new technical cooperation project with the Department of Health yesterday. 

It is assisting the country’s health system with a $US 1.8 million project to procure and deliver medical equipment such as sterilizers, laundry machines and dryers for twelve target provincial hospitals throughout PNG.

JICA will also provide 15 sterilizing machines, nine laundry machines and dryers delivered throughout the duration of this project.

Health Secretary, Dr. Osborn Liko thanked JICA for its continued support to the country.

JICA to build Kokopo-Rabaul link highway

This is part of the Kokopo-Rabaul infrustrature development plan.

Transportation and Infrastructure development is critical for the country. The signing of the records of discussion for this development took place between JICA, the East New Britain Provincial Government and the PNG Government through the Department of National Planning and Monitoring and the Department of Transport.

The signing will also pave the way for the planning and construction of a durable highway for the people of East New Britain, funded by JICA with technical support from the PNG government.

Alotau Market Completed

The facility falls under the Redevelopment of Town Markets Projects funded by the Governments of PNG and Japan.

Recently a joint team comprising of National Fisheries Authority (NFA), Milne Bay Provincial Management Team, and Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) recently visited Alotau to assess the full construction of the Facility.

The Project began in 2017 with Japan Government allocated K33 Million.

The Japan Government component has been completed while the PNG Government component will continue to next year, and anticipated to be completed in May 2020.

PNGEITI capacity building timely, says Puiye

Acting Secretary of the Department of Petroleum and Energy, Kepsy Puiye, said this during the signing ‘Improving Resource Related Revenue Management Project,’ between the PNG Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNG EITI and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Puiye said the project was timely give the expansions of resource projects in the country. He cited mining and petroleum as the expansion sectors.