PNG LNG Drives Innovation with Data

Kilawe highlighted the project's global impact, generating over 8 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually, surpassing initial design capacity and contributing PGK 23 billion to Papua New Guinea.

Lanto emphasized the pivotal role of next-gen technologies in the project's triumph. Implementing smart tools, cloud-based technologies, and predictive maintenance has optimized operations, reducing paperwork, saving time, and ensuring efficient resource allocation.

Radio services need attention

The matter was raised with Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Timothy Masiu during question time in yesterday’s parliament sitting. 
“My people in Karimui-Nomane are not receiving radio signals from the provincial radio station, Radio Simbu Karai bilong Mambu service,” said Alua.
Alua said in 2021, the ICT minister visited Radio Simbu and gave an undertaking to build a new radio station and facilities with the view to improve radio communications to the people of Simbu.

Tsiamalili urges cadet officers to utilize technology

Tsiamalili said this when speaking to the cadet recruits during their dedication service on Wednesday in Port Moresby.

He said Police officers are expected to utilize technology to prevent crime before it happens and excel in dissecting communications between criminals through the use of technology.

“PNG is currently undergoing transformation, moving from what we knew in the past and what we inspire to be in the future, where new and emerging technology is a threat,” he said. 

Cybercrime training

The US Homeland Security Investigations conducted a one week training for 26 security officers recently.

A first of its kind training providing an in-depth level of understanding the use of technology, and tracing illegal activities in the cyberspace through social media and the internet.

With the rise in cybercrime in the country, in-depth tactics on how to use technology and deal with cybercrime is key and this was highlighted during the training.

Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crimes, Hodges Ette said this is a first of its kind training. 

Post PNG shifts focus for business

During Post PNG’s ground-breaking ceremony of a new warehouse, storage and distribution facility at Motukea, chairman Robert Bradshaw emphasized how logistics can be the way forward for the company in the future.

“The next best thing for Post PNG would be logistics and we believe that with 44 locations, we can do a better job than the other logistics company in PNG. At the board level, we have discussed a lot of times as to what our catch phrase should be for Post PNG.

Raibus launches proficient security service

The security firm announced on the 2nd of this month that they are now digitalizing their operation through the smart functions based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and everything will be monitored at their newly built Control Room, which opened that day.

Importance of data

DICT Deputy Secretary Policy and Emerging Technology, Flierl Shongol, emphasized the increasing significance of data in the modern world. Shongol pondered on the question "Why is data important?”

"Data has evolved into an asset, becoming the fuel that drives digital government and development. We must recognize that effective data coordination is essential for our modern society", said Shongol signaling a comprehensive approach.

Policing to be improved in digital space

Both parties will now work together to establish technical working groups for e-policing and cyber cooperation.

During the signing ceremony, DICT presented a prototype on the police clearance online application that will be introduced soon.

Secretary for DICT Steven Matainaho, stated that the department is only giving technical support to partner up with RPNGC and solve issues.

DICT is progressively working towards digitizing the government system to improve services for the public by reducing costs and increasing efficiency, Matainaho continued.

DICT seeks CSP services

The request is to explore potential solutions for the Government Leased Cloud Infrastructure (GLCI). In addition, enhance the delivery of digital services to Papua New Guineans and businesses in the country.

The scope of the RFI includes several critical aspects that the interested CSPs must address;

1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Providers are expected to present their IaaS offerings and demonstrate how they align with the government’s overarching objectives in adopting cloud technologies.

GOVPNG Tech Stack unveiled

It aims to revolutionize digital transformation in PNG, setting the stage for a cost-effective, streamlined, and measurable approach to accelerate the country’s digitalization agenda.

Steven Matainaho, Secretary for the Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DICT), shared that the adoption of a technology stack approach is crucial to PNG’s digital transformation journey.

“The importance of a stack approach is that it promotes the use of interoperable, generic, and reusable building blocks to digitalize any service,” said Matainaho.