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PNG Forest Authority to plant 35,000-hectare plantation in New Ireland

A Landowner Association together with the Papua New Guinea Forest Authority have officially signed a memorandum of agreement regarding 35,000 hectares of customary land.

” This is a project that took almost 31 years in the making, has finally become reality for the Tikana Tree Plantation Landowners Association,” said President Henry Peni.

With the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between PNG Forest Authority and Tikana Tree Plantation Landowners Association Inc, PNGFA now has permission to undertake plantation establishment, development and maintenance activities within the Project Land.

President Penni, on behalf of the landowners, stated that signing any memorandum with PNGFA was a positive move.

National Forest Board Chairman, David Dotaona said PNG must not let foreigners exploit the country’s resources.

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