Improving access to finance the key to solar power expansion in Papua New Guinea

Improved access to finance could the rapid development of solar power, according to Jon Pittar, Managing Director of solar provider, Solar Solutions PNG. If the government is to achieve its energy goal of giving access to power to 70 per cent of the population by 2030, he believes solar-powered systems must be provided to rural communities.

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Rosso: Important Decision to Appoint New Boards

Lae MP, John Rosso, says the Physical Planning, Lands and Building Boards in their current form are ineffective. Evidence of that ineffectiveness can be seen in the unregulated commercial development in zones designated for residential areas. While new members of the boards will be sworn in next month by the Provincial Executive Council, Rosso says good people have to be appointed.

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