Papua New Guinea

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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a far-reaching plan for transnational infrastructure development, connecting five continents through land and sea corridors, and industrial clusters. Launched in 2013, the BRI was initially planned to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes between Eurasia and China, but the scope of the initiative has since...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Prime Minister James Marape: Viewpoint from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020

 

The election of the current administration arose from a collective desire to “Take Back PNG”. Dreams are free, but the work of reconstruction must start now. Papua New Guinea is blessed with abundant natural resources and, by developing these resources under better term sheets, it is possible for us to achieve our main objectives by 2030. The...

 

What are the short- and medium-term implications of Covid-19 for the tourism industry, and what measures could help mitigate the fallout?

 

Tourism in the Asia-Pacific region has seen impressive growth in recent years, aided by cheaper air fares, an expanding consumer class and increased exposure brought about by improved internet connectivity. Although these developments have led to significant economic benefits for countries across the region, they have also had some negative...

 

Successive governments have long identified tourism as a promising avenue for Papua New Guinea to diversify its economy away from a reliance on extractive industries. PNG’s topography, biodiversity and rich cultural traditions offer a range of outdoor tourism opportunities that stand to be unlocked by improved infrastructure, enhanced safety...

 

Although it is difficult to believe that anything good could come from a global pandemic, the current crisis and Papua New Guinea’s capacity to respond has acted as a wake-up call for the country to identify its priorities for the future. PNG has promising development prospects and an opportunity to dramatically improve social outcomes, but we...

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