PNG’s forests authority chief granted another five years at helm


Salome Vincent of TVWAN News reports on the PNG forests industry management direction.

Pacific Media Centre News Desk

Papua New Guinea’s Forestry Authority acting manager Tunou Sabuin has been reappointed as managing director for the next five years.

Forests Minister Douglas Tomuriesa, who left the 2017 PNG General Election campaign trail in Milne Bay to make the announcement in Port Moresby, also highlighted the achievements of the PNGFA under the new board.

Sabuin, a professional forester with a science degree who has been in the job less than a year, pledged “stability” and “transparency” in the forests management of the country.

He also said that his management team was initiating a new 10 to 15-year development plan that would be immune from changes of ministers at election time.

Sabuin said the plan would “set the foundations” for Papua New Guinea’s forest industry sustainability.

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