Government focused on green infrastructure, Harry says


Papua New Guinea will be working on policies and legislation to allow for environmentally friendly (green) infrastructure developments, Department of National Planning and Monitoring Secretary Hakaua Harry says.
Addressing a forum on green infrastructure and poverty reduction in the Pacific Island countries in Port Moresby on Wednesday, Harry said the Government’s main focus was to build infrastructure to transform the country and improve the living conditions of the people.
“Green infrastructure is part of this nationwide infrastructure rollout plan which the Government will outline for implementation in its medium-term Development Plan 3 for economic development and improving indicators of poverty in the country,” she said.
Harry said PNG had potential in geothermal, solar energy, wind mills and hydro generation to meet the energy demand.
“PNG has developed a policy for a ‘responsible sustainable development’ and green infrastructure is one of the accelerators of economic growth and people empowerment.
“We have our development aspirations to become a middle income country and a world leader in responsible sustainable development.”

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