National Analytical and Testing Service Laboratory (NATSL)

PNG needs world-class laboratory: Maru

He made the comments in Lae last week following the commissioning of the newly installed laboratory equipment for the National Analytical and Testing Service Laboratory (NATSL) at the PNG University of Technology (UNITECH).

“The current building is not suitable. This country needs a world-class laboratory. One that is purpose-built and well laid out. We need the system, we need the training and we need maintenance. We must always have cutting edge technology,” Minister Maru said.

Multi-million kina lab equipment for UNITECH

The lab equipment were purchased at a cost of K2.4 million under the European Union (EU) funded Trade Related Assistance phase 2 (TRA2) Project, implemented by the Department of Commerce and Industry (Trade-Division) on behalf of the Government, and supported by the National Authorising Office Support Unit (NAOSU) under the Department of National Planning and Monitoring and the EU Delegation to PNG.