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The Pressing Need for Customary Land Registration

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:49 a.m.

Pictured is the Rokolo Clan of Irupara Village in the Central Province, the first ever recipients of a Customary Land Title issued in the province. Photo source: lands.gov.pg   Only abou...
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Customary Land Grab: Setting the Record Straight

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:48 a.m.

photo credit: pngnri.org Just recently, University of Sydney’s Senior Lecturer in Political Economy Dr. Tim Anderson gave his presentation on the “Framework for Assessing Compensat...
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Incorporated Land Group: Minding Misconceptions

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:48 a.m.

Customary landowners may be perplexed and intimidated with the system of registering their land as Incorporated Land Groups through the Voluntary Customary Land Registration. These might be due to ...
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Incorporated Land Groups: Selling or Incorporating?

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:48 a.m.

With the intent to safeguard the security, welfare, and the future of clans in Papua New Guinea, they are being encouraged by the government to place their customary land under the Incorporated Lan...
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Property ownership laws

Oct. 19, 2018, 1:21 a.m.

  Property ownership laws in Papua New Guinea have been developed since the arrival of colonists on the island in the 1800’s. Given the emphasis on the significance and utility for li...
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Department of land and physical planning goes digital to secure land titles

March 26, 2018, 5:05 a.m.

  The Department of Lands and Physical Planning has gone digital in its bid to secure Papua New Guinea’s land tenure records.  Minister for Lands and Physical Planning Justin Tk...
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Capitalize on economic boom, says think tank

March 26, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

  The National Research Institute (NRI) has recommended that more houses should be built with trunk infrastructure before the start of a major development project. The government and donor...
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BSP Deputy GM talks about banking and challenges in real estate

Jan. 9, 2019, 4:19 a.m.

Banks and the real estate sector have always worked together. More often than not, they have been partners in development. Working or partnering with the real estate sector has exposed banks to so...
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Duran Farm: Multimillion housing project to boost housing development

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:45 a.m.

In light of Papua New Guinea’s dilemma of housing shortage, the National Housing Corporation (NHC) recently launched a social housing program called the Duran Farm.   The Duran Farm pr...
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Putting Value Into Land

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:48 a.m.

photo credit: visiteasttimor.com Land cannot be considered a commodity in Papua New Guinea. It cannot be priced because of several factors such as ecological, cultural, and social duplication....
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