Official Opening of Lae Biscuit Company’s Second Factory

Press Release

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae and Minister for Civil Aviation Alfred Manase officially opened Lae Biscuit Company’s second Lae factory on Friday (6th October 2017), last week.

Speaking on the half of the Prime Minister at the opening ceremony, Minister for Civil Aviation Alfred Manase welcomed the opening of the new factory saying, that is the kind of investment that the Government is looking for.

“In the Alotau II accord, the government has put revenue making and investment as one of its top priorities therefore investments such as this one are all welcome by the government,” Minister Manase said.

He said the company is also providing jobs for more than 1200 people, producing biscuits that all Papua New Guineans like.

“The government wants more of this types of investments in the country.”

Minister Manase added that these types of investments would increase revenue for the country, create more employment opportunities and reduce imports that can help to address the foreign currency issue currently faced by the country.

He also committed to working together with the National Government and Morobe Province Members of Parliament to develop the Nadzab Airport.

Other dignitaries present to witness the opening ceremony were the President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, John Momis, His Eminence, Cardinal John Ribat, the Governor of Morobe Province, Ginson Saonu, Police Minister, Jelta Wong, the Ambassador of China to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Xue Bing and Clients and distributors of the Lae Biscuit Company products.

The Lae Biscuit Company was established in 1972 and has been serving and providing employment for the people of Papua New Guinea for over 40 years.

Source: PM’s Media Unit

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