Wera Mori

Action On Climate Change

The two-day virtual meeting is a lead up to the COP26 Conference on Rainforest of Nations in Glasgow, Scotland in November this year.

Minister Mori said PNG has become a victim of climate change, an issue that we did not create.

The Carteret Islanders in Bougainville are the first climate change refugees in the world. The rising sea levels have forced them to leave their island to resettle on the mainland.

Studies Confirm Climate Change Irreversible

He has now appealed to citizens to collectively address climate change by planting trees and mangroves to mitigate carbon concentration. 

The Minister said the findings are alarming and has also warned that we brace ourselves to the impacts of climate change.

“In parts of the country, we are now experiencing dry spell where we are now at a situation where daily temperature is rising.

“We will have temperature above what is normal and that will affect the livelihood of our people.

Govt sanctions Basamuk probe

Environment, Conservation and Climate Change Minister Wera Mori said the objective now is to obtain all necessary information and data for a well-informed decision to be made regarding the spill.

Minister brushes aside scientists’ reports

Minister Mori claims the report by Dr Mojon intends to tarnish the good name of the current Government.

The newly-appointed Minister for Environment and Conservation has brushed aside reports by scientists engaged by the Madang Provincial Government to investigate environmental damages at Ramu NiCo’s Basamuk processing plant.

He further condemned a statement by a local scientist engaged to investigate the cause of the marine creatures dying in Madang after the spillage.

MOU signed for Simbu projects

These include the Simbu lime and cement projects, the solar, hydro and carbon fired power project and the Mai river dam water supply project.

The MOU was signed early in August by Elimbari Lime and Cement Limited and Dongfeng Electric International Company.

The signing of the MOU was witnessed by Trade and Commerce Minister, Wera Mori.

Minister Mori says the MOU paves the way for the site preparation, special mining lease and engagement of local consultants to undertake social studies, landowner identification and formations of incorporated land groups (ILGs).

Bullion bank policy funds yet to be released

In a recent media conference in Port Moresby, Minister Mori said the K2 million allocated for the policy development has not been released without any proper reason, adding the Policy was a key agenda of the Government under the Alotau Accord II.

Minister Mori outlined that the establishment of a Gold Bullion Bank would create a strong economic base for the country, strengthen the Kina and lift growth.

Yama calls for transparency on PMIZ project

The Department of Commerce and Industry recently launched the PMIZ individual land titles in Port Moresby last November.

The 10 individual titles will be on the market to lease to 10 locators (tuna processing companies) within the PMIZ project site in Madang Province.

Madang Governor, Peter Yama, has raised grave concerns on the launching of the PMIZ individual titles last November in Port Moresby.

He said the titles were launched there while the project is in Madang.

Commerce and Trade launch Corporate Plan

The five-year plan from 2018 to 2022 is the Departments road map in how it delivers its targets within the Governments overarching goal.

It was launched by Department Secretary, Andrew Liliura, and Minister for Commerce and Trade, Wera Mori, on Friday November 2nd.

Department Staff and management gathered in Port Moresby for the launching of the Departments first ever Corporate Plan.

Department Secretary, Andrew Liliura, said with the Governments priority focused on Inclusive Economic Growth, the Department had a major role in achieving this goal.

Commonwealth Standards project signed for PNG

The United Kingdom has provided funding for the development of the CSN in PNG, worth 3 billion kina.

The CSN can empower and provide PNG’s national standards experts the opportunity to have a voice in the international standards community.

Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori signed off on the project launching, saying the CSN is a start to building PNG’s capacity in areas such as bio-security.

NZ delegation in PNG

The delegation, led by NZPNGBC Chair Murray McCully, will be in the country till August 24.

Welcoming the group to the country today, Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori, said PNG is looking forward to establishing partnerships with various businesses in the country.

He said their visit to PNG comes at a very important time when the country is going through a financial situation, especially with trade relationships.

Mori added that as PNG enters the next cycle, there is a strong desire to see New Zealand play a more important role across the board.