News you can use


A new feature on the <strong>Pacific Periscope </strong> this year is "News You Can Use", which will be at the end of the newsletter. If you have tips like these to contribute, email them to us or post them on the Facebook page.

<h5>EOI call for PNG Electrification investment programme</h5>
PNG Power Ltd (PPL) is a PNG Government owned company responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution and retailing of electricity in Papua New Guinea. The company has secured funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the Independent State of Papua New Guinea towards the cost of the Town Electrification Investment Program (TEIP).

The TEIP will improve power supply in provincial urban centers through replacement of high cost diesel power generation with sustainable renewable energy power generation. PPL now requires the services of a Project Advisor who shall have held significant project management roles in engineering projects preferably with involvement in hydro power projects; have solid exposure in ADB procurement procedures; possess excellent engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) experience, and have chartered status or membership in an international recognized engineering/project management institution. Eligible firms or individual consultants with substantial technical expertise are invited to express their interest, stating their professional experience to successfully perform the role of Project Advisor.

Once EOIs have been received, firms and or individuals will be shortlisted and invited to submit proposals. Please note that the EOI must be limited to no more than 10 pages. Since electronic copies are preferred and recommended, the file size of the EOI shall be restricted to 10MB. Additional information about any submitted EOI, if required, will be requested by PPL at its discretion.

Expressions of Interest must be sent to the address below, at or before 18 February 2013: Mr. Francis MAMIA, Project Manager, Project Management Unit, PNG Power Ltd National Office, Corner Wards Road and Cordia Street, Hohola, P. O. Box 1105, Boroko NCD, Papua New Guinea. Telephone: (+675) 324-3533. Facsimile: (+675) 323-4974. Email:

<h5>From PT&amp;I’s China desk:</h5>
An importer seeks suppliers of vanilla beans from the Pacific Islands. PT&amp;I would like to hear from Pacific islands suppliers who can provide FOB price and volume details for Vanilla Beans. The specific requirement is that the beans must be 18cm or longer in length. Interested suppliers please contact with relevant details.

<h5>From PT&amp;I’s Sydney desk:</h5>
An Australia based timber wholesaler seeks to import sustainably harvested timber. Preferred species are rosewood, kwila, merbau, vitex and selected hardwood species. Prefer kiln dried if possible. All export certificates, company registration and government approvals for export of timber will need to be sighted. Contact Jeremy Grennell, Export Services Manager from the Sydney office of Pacific Islands Trade and Invest at E: with product and pricing information.

<h5>PT&amp;I managers in the Solomon Islands:</h5>
Jeremy Grennell, Export Services Manager and Tim Martin, Executive Manager, Investment and Tourism of PT&amp;I’s Sydney offices will be in the Solomon Islands from Monday, February 25 till Friday, March 1. Jeremy is keen to meet with any export ready companies looking to enter the Australian market in 2013. Please contact Jeremy on E: to book in a meeting for that week. For Investment or Tourism projects, please contact Tim Martin, on Tim and Jeremy will be in the country as part of the Australia Solomon Islands Business Mission.