PM Marape holds bilateral with Aust

Prime Minister Marape and Deputy Prime Minister Marles discussed issues of concern for both countries including giving each other updates on the recently signed Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) with the United States and the proposed Bilateral Security Treaty (BST) with Australia, Visa issues and the PNG NRL Bid.

He informed Mr Marles that the Bilateral Security Treat that Australia would like to have with Papua New Guinea is a work in progress at the moment.

Tkatchenko: PNG respects Indonesia’s Sovereignty

This was mentioned during discussion on issues regarding West Papua. Both Ministers met in Bali, Indonesia when Minister Marsudi highlighted the need for respect and sovereignty as separate nations.

“Minister Marsudi spoke in detail thanking the PNG Government and Foreign Affairs Department for recognising the issue of West Papua as an internal Indonesian matter. They are a sovereign country and like PNG we respect and support Indonesia and its sovereignty. We will work with them to resolve any issue that may come up with West Papua in PNG,” Tkatchenko said.

Jacks of PNG Partners with Team PNG

Jacks of PNG has sealed a two-year merchandise partnership which saw the PNGOC award the supplier the licensing rights to its Team PNG brand to manufacture, advertise and distribute Team PNG merchandise apparel for the two-year period.

The merchandising agreement allows the PNGOC to provide its Team PNG trademark to Jacks of PNG to create an agreed range of Team PNG supporter apparel for the public to purchase from all Jacks of PNG retail outlets.

Hunters, Dolphins Partner Towards NRL Pathway

This agreement will provide a genuine pathway for Papua New Guinean rugby league players beginning in the Digicel Cup competition, through to the Hunters and right into an NRL system.

The partnership is in alignment with the Hunters’ strategic plan to develop more Papua New Guinean players into the NRL competition by 2025.

Under the agreement, four Hunters’ players will attend a full pre-season with the Dolphins NRL squad, starting in 2023.

Hunters and Kokomos announce partnership

The SP PNG Hunters are unique to the QRL and have relocated to Queensland to compete in the Hostplus Cup competition.

In their response, the Hunters and Kokomos have formalized a development partnership that will see Kokomo players train with the Hunters playing squad in 2022.

TotalEnergies Promotes Partnerships

He said it was an eye-opener upon his arrival in the country as he spoke very highly of the peoples’ hospitality and friendliness.

“I discovered the many welcoming people and also the site which is so beautiful,” he said.

However, due to the remoteness of Purari and its communities, Mr Pouget described the logistics aspect of the operation to be very challenging, given there are no roads within the project area, which can only be accessed by air and river.

Pacific Energy sign up with Digicel Fiji

The company is now the privileged telecommunications provider for Pacific Energy which includes mobile services, vehicle tracking and internet services.

Pacific Energy Chief Executive Officer, Randall Vallette said; “We are delighted to ink this new deal with Digicel, the country’s best data network. We have been their fuel suppliers for over eight years and our partnership has become stronger over time.”

North Fly plans to partner with Indonesia

He is planning to engage contractors from Indonesia to work on major roads and other infrastructure projects in the District.

Donald said this is one of his priorities under his first 100-Days Plan in Office.

He said, it is cheaper to bring in materials across the border from Indonesia than shipping them from Port Moresby to Kiunga or Tabubil in Western Province.

Donald said his decision to look further West is in line with the current economic situation the country is facing and the need to cut cost and work within the means of his district’s budget.