As the country moves to be on the verge of positioning itself as a leader in the global resources and energy market, the industry peak body representing the mineral, resources and energy sectors today officially announced its new name, and new logo.
The former Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (“The Chamber”) formally transitioned to its new name, the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Resources and Energy (“PNG CORE”).
This followed the approval of this change by its membership at a recent Special General Meeting.
According to PNG CORE Chief Operating Officer, Pansy Taueni-Sialis.
This change is timely, as PNG positions itself as a leader global energy production and resources.
“Since our incorporation as an Association in 1987, the PNG Chamber of Mines and
Petroleum has enjoyed a cordial relationship with Government, industry, and our stakeholders and with the changing landscape in industry, the Chamber Council realized the need to adapt to the changing global environment.”
The industry is now focusing more on cleaner, greener energy sources, the need to have this change was highlighted.
The decision to change the name to PNG CORE was approved by the Chamber Council earlier this year, and the recent endorsement by our Membership ratified this decision, enabling the Secretariat to come under this new name of PNG CORE.
“This change also reinforces our commitment to working together in collaboration with all stakeholders across government, private sector, and civil society.”
Chamber Councillors, Santos Country Chair PNG Leon Buskens, and Harmony Gold PNG Executive General Manager Stakeholder Relations & Corporate Affairs Kepas Wali officially announced the name change to PNG CORE to Government stakeholders, and member representatives this morning.
According to Councillor Buskens, this signified the commitment of industry to adapt to the changing global trends, to enable PNG to remain on par with other economies in promoting closer collaboration.
“Today is a significant moment in our nation’s history, as the Chamber moves forward under the PNG CORE banner.”