The National, Thursday, May 5, 2011
AITAPE-Lumi MP Patrick Pruaitch has challenged investors to venture out and take opportunities created by the multi-billion kina LNG project.
Pruaitch challenged timber companies such as Rimbunan Hijau and Vanimo-Jaya to venture into other business.
Pruaitch said this when cutting the ribbon to open the new Karridale perfume and cosmetic centre in Vision City yesterday.
The Karridale Group will also launch the foreign money exchange before the grand opening tomorrow.
“I am very happy that Vanimo-Jaya has ventured into other investments like RH who is taking the lead in the major commercial outlets who are assisting with the growth of the nation.”
Pruaitch challenged other logging companies to venture out but in partnership with Papua New Guinea nationals.
The opening was witnessed by Koroba-Lake Kopiago MP John Kekeno and general manager of Vanimo-Jaya and director of Karridale Ltd, Chew Pang Heng.
Karridale perfume and cosmetic centre manager Madam Loh said this was the first major shop that specialised in general perfume, cosmetic and foreign currency exchange.
The centre employs six women and with the opening of the foreign currency exchange will ensure more Papua New Guineans would be recruited.