Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lelang queries implications of K6bil loan

Source: The National, Tuesday 30th October, 2012 By STARZA PAUL SHADOW minister for finance Joseph Lelang has warned the government to consider carefully the implications of the K6 billion Chinese Exim Bank loan. Lelang questioned whether the government could afford the K6 billion loan when the country’s economy was small. “The loan is good but the issue that we are asking is of affordability. Is this the right timing?” he said. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said earlier the loan was necessary to fix the old infrastructure around the country. Lelang said opposition MPs were pointing out to the government that PNG would pay the loan in dollars and not in kina. He said this would have a negative impact and constraints on the economy as inflation would likely increase. “Increase in inflation means increase in prices of goods and services and our ordinary people will have to pay higher for these increases in goods and services,” he said. Lelang said the huge loan would also have constraints on our foreign reserves as PNG would be expected to repay the loan in dollars which would have a negative impact on the local economy. “The K6 billion loan will continue to deteriorate our foreign reserves as companies start importing materials from aboard to build the infrastructure as they are claiming the loan is for. “This is not a theory that we are arguing about as it is a real issue that the national government needs to be very conscious of.”

Thursday, October 25, 2012

24,000 want stop on seabed mining

Source: The National, Thursday 25th October, 2012 By CALDRON LAEPA A PETITION, signed by 24,000 people living in the immediate area of the controversial seabed mining site in the Bismarck Sea, has requested the government to stop the project and review its approval process. Bismarck-Solomon Sea Indigenous People’s Council president John Simoi presented the petition to Mining Minister Byron Chan and government representatives this week. Simoi said the petition was over dissatisfaction with the project’s environmental impact studies (EIS). He said the project had commissioned Prof Richard Steiner from the University of Alaska in 2010 to produce a report that showed the EIS approved by the Department of Environment and Conservation was not satisfactory. “The sea is our garden. That is where we get our food to survive. “We cannot let the investor destroy this. We are asking the government to put a moratorium for, say 10 years, on deep-sea mining or stop deep-sea mining,” he said. The people, including landowners from Madang, Northern and New Britain provinces signed the petition, saying they did not want Canadian-owned Nautilus Minerals’ Solwara 1 project to go ahead. The project is the first of its kind in the world and will see minerals – mostly copper and gold – extracted from the ocean floor. Nautilus was granted a 20-year lease by the government of Sir Michael Somare and plans to mine an area 1.6km beneath the ocean, 50km off the coast of New Britain.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pato: Lack of communication stalls asylum bid

Source: The National, Tuesday 23rd October, 2012 FOREIGN Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato has admitted that there was lack of communication between the government and Manus provincial authorities and landowners over Australia’s asylum seekers processing centre in Los Negro. However, he is confident the issue will be solved with the setting up of a liaison committee made up of local MP Ronny Knight and the landowners as well as Foreign Affairs Department officers. He said the decision came after a meeting in Port Moresby last Friday with Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin, Knight and Los Negro landowners. “There has been a lack of communication. Locals will be involved in the permanent processing centre. “We have now resolved the matter and will continue to resolve any matter that comes up,” Pato said. Benjamin had last week accused the Australian government of arrogance over the establishment of the processing centre. Benjamin said Manus people wanted details of the development package promised by the Australian government. He said that locals were worried Australian companies would get the contracts to build, maintain and service the centre. Another report last week also said landowners, who felt they had been left out of the loop in the re-establishment of the John Howard-era centre, had warned they could sabotage proceedings. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported about 100 Australian Defence Force soldiers had cleared the jungle and refurbished the run-down facility before the first asylum seekers arrived. Pato said Australian soldiers as well as expatriates who dealt with asylum seekers’ conditions such as health and hygiene had come in to assist because all the events had occurred so quickly in a short space of time.

Monday, October 22, 2012

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


High Commissioner of Malaysia Datin Seri Blanche Olbery on the occasion of the 37th Independence Anniversary of Papua New Guinea and 55th Anniversary of Malaysia’s Independence wished the O’Neill- Dion government the continued strength and success in developing the country and delivering peace, progress and prosperity. Olbery said, “in the span of over 55 years Malaysia has graduated from a low income country that was heavily reliant on the export of primary commodities to what it is now a diversified economy, highly industrialised and service oriented nation.” Despite uncertainties in the world economic climate its GDP growth will remain moderate as robust domestic demand is expected to drive the economy. She further confirmed that, “Malaysia’s political and economic stability, prudent and pragmatic investor friendly business policies, cost-productive workforce, a developed infrastructure comparable to that of any developed country and a host of other amenities makes it an enticing place for investors”. It is in one of the world’s top locations for offshore manufacturing and service based operations as multinational corporations from over 40 countries have invested in over 5000 companies. Malaysians success was not only in the material sense but holistic under the National Transformational Plan, the transformational activities not only involved the government through Government Transformational Plan (GTP) and economy through Economic Transformational Plan (ETP) but also political and rural transformation. Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Papua New Guinea continued to be friendly since its establishment in 1975. The solid foundation ahs been built by the existing cooperation in the areas of trade and investment. The High Commissioner further stated that, “in 2011, total trade between Malaysia and PNG was Kina 1.64 billion, a significant increase from Kina 407 million achieved in 2010. Trade performance is expected to match, or most likely, surpass last year’s total performance and as of May 2012, total trade was registered at Kina 950 million, which more than half of last year’s total trade.” Apart from trade and investment the two countries are actively pursuing several other important components in bilateral relations such as information, communication and technology and human resources development Programme to PNG under the scope of Malaysian Technical Coorporation Programme (MTCP). In conclusion Olbery highlighted that, “all Malaysians in the country that the Malaysian government attaches great expectations on the role of the Malaysian private sector in the development of Papua New Guinea. It is our hope that the Malaysian companies operating in this blessed country do remain good corporate citizens and abode by the local standards and regulations.” Datin Seri Blanche Olbery expressed her gratitude to the Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea (MAPNG) for their continued contribution in various charitable activities and community development programmes in Papua New Guinea.

Preventable diseases killing children

Source: The National, Tuesday 16th October, 2012 By AGNES FIFI UKI FIFTEEN thousand children under the age of five die every year in PNG because of diarrhoea and pneumonia, Unicef country representative Baba Danbappa said yesterday. “This means that 41 children die a day in PNG from diseases that can be prevented, diarrhoea and pneumonia,” he said. He made the statement at Porebada Primary School in Central, where the Global Hand Washing Day was launched to mark its fifth anniversary. Danbappa said the aim of the day was to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of washing hands with soap to prevent diseases. He told teachers and students that many people washed their hands only with water believing it was enough to make hands clean. “This is not true. “Washing your hands with water and soap after using the toilet, before eating and preparing food helps a lot to break down the grease and dirt that carry most of the germs.” He said activities to observe the Global Hand Washing Day usually revolved around children and schools because children were powerful agents of change and what they learnt today would influence their communities, homes and school. Health deputy secretary Dr Paison Dakulala, on behalf of minister Michael Malabag, said this year’s theme of “Clean hands save lives” was fitting because it reminded people that the simple act of hand washing with soap could save many lives. Dakulala said last year, of the 4,468 children under five years with diarrhoea admitted in health facilities, 122 never recovered. “This is very sad and should not have happened if parents and guardians took heed and followed personal hygiene practices,” he said. Danbappa appealed to the Central education division to help Porebada Primary to build more toilets. The school only has three toilets for both students and teachers and that was not enough.