We have been championing the case for an Independent Commission Against Corruption since 2010 and have urged for the implementation of the recommendations of various Commission of Inquiry, including those into the Department of Finance and the Special Agriculture Business Lease land grab.
CBD Proposals for the design and implementation of Incentive Measures 2004.
Eighty seven percent of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) seven million people live in rural areas. Almost all the rest live in small urban centers, the majority of which have a population of well below 30,000 people. Only Port Moresby and Lae have sizable populations at about 365,000 and 88,000 respectively1. Average national population density is low at about 14 per km2. PNG’s population is characterized by a very diverse number of social groups, with strong local and clan-based affinities and allegiances. There are over 800 distinct languages.
Most of the 96 national monuments designated under U.S. law
are on land. The majority are managed by the National Park
Service, though some are administered by the Bureau of Land
Management and other agencies. At this point neither the
name of the proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monu-
ment (MTMNM) nor the management structure has been de-
termined. For guidance one could review the process of the
recently designated Papahanaumokuakea Marine National
Monument (PMNM), which is placed within the purview of the
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has supported the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the PNG Power
Limited to construct a 150-kilometer high voltage transmission line linking the West New Britain Provincial capital
Kimbe and the township of Bialla. The transmission line will connect renewable energy from existing hydropower and
biomass facilities and bring electricity to households, schools, and medical clinics along the alignment.