Muthuvel: PNG to see changes


STATE Enterprises Minister Sasindran Muthuvel says this year will see transformational changes in PNG.
In his New Year message, Muthuvel said: “In the next 12 months, we will need to take decisions that will fundamentally impact our nation’s development.
“This includes determining our approach to major resource projects, maximising the value of our trade and economic partnerships and charting a path for reform of our public service.
“I am committed to doing my part to make Papua New Guinea a better, more prosperous and more a harmonious place in 2020.
“This starts by recognising that we cannot develop our nation without ensuring that all Papua New Guineans have access to basic services.
“Our state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will play a key role in allowing us to maximise the value of the opportunities that will come in the decade ahead.
“For too long our SOEs have been unable to deliver the services our people and communities deserve.
“It is easy to blame the entities themselves, but the root causes of these issues are many.