Papua New Guinea is one of the few countries in the world where mining and petroleum projects provide socio-economic opportunities to local areas they operate in, says the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum. The Chamber made this statement when responding to media statements recently that the extractive sector was contributing very little to communities while it was enjoying tax concessions.
Media Release 03rd April 2018 – Chamber establishes Earthquake Relief Appeal for its Members and Interested Business Houses
The peak body that represents the mining and petroleum industry in Papua New Guinea, the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has launched a relief appeal to help victims of the devastating earthquake that struck parts of the Highlands, Western, and Gulf provinces on February 26.
The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has expressed grave concerns at the passage of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) Bill 2017, saying that the changes are sending a very wrong signal to investors. The Chamber President, Mr Gerea Aopi, said the MRA has been a success story for Papua New Guinea and the Government.
PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum bi-monthly newsletter
The Chamber Council announced today the appointment of the former University of Papua New Guinea Vice Chancellor to replace Mr Anderson who has been at the helm of the resource industry association for 28 years.
The first issue of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum bi-monthly newsletter for 2017 has been released.
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November 28 – 30, 2017 at the Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby
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The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has welcomed comments by the Government on transforming the Department of Petroleum and Energy (DPE) into an authority.
Chamber President Mr Gerea Aopi said the industry welcomes the comments from the Petroleum and Energy Minister Nixon Duban; that the DPE transformation is on the government agenda.
The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has once again supported Papua New Guinea’s national writing contest, the Crocodile Prize. The competition’s organising committee today welcomed the Chamber’s sponsorship towards the ‘Essay and Journalism’ category which it has supported since 2010 when the competition was first established.