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Two Government entities will relocate their current office at Port Moresby’s Waigani Heights to a new building.

The location of the new office is opposite the Hilton Hotel along the Wards road.

Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, Wera Mori announced the relocation plan on Friday during a media conference.

Minister Mori told PNG Sun that Offices of Climate Change and Development Authority and, Conservation and Environment Protection Authority would move out of the Dynasty Towers.

The Ribunan Hijau Group owns the Dynasty Towers. RH also owns and operates logging camps in various locations in the country.

The Dynasty Towers are owned by Ribunan Hijau Group of companies.

Papua New Guinea is now chairing Coalition of Rainforest Nations, he said. https://www.thenational.com.pg/minister-to-chair-rainforest-group/

It is a group within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Morally, he said, it does not make any sense for the two entities to continue their occupancy over the building which RH owns.

CEPA, he said, is responsible for issuing Environment permits to the logging company.

In addition, he said they could not continue to occupy the office whilst advocating for reforestation, environment conservation and protection.

Further, Minister Mori didn’t provide additional information on his announcement for relocation of office.

However, he said, someone asked him at an international meeting why PNG would continue renting an office space in a property owned by the logging company.

Further more, he said continous occupancy would defeat their mandate and tarnish the country’s reputation so they would relocate. https://pngsun.com/amp/2021/04/22/ncdc-to-stop-revenue-cut/


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