"Land is availed and Utilized to improve the lives of all citizens of Papua New Guinea".
"To promote the best use of land in Papua New Guinea in the interest of all citizens, individually and collectively by ensuring that an orderly process exists to be made available for sustainable economic and social developments and that land rights are guaranteed".
Outlining the Vision and Aims of the department
Hon. Benny Allan, MP – Minister for Lands & Physical Planning
In an economy such as ours, where almost over 80 percent of the population's economic activity is in agriculture and land, policy and regulation on these two should not be burdensome: the system in regard to procedures and processes to acquire a land title and credit should be less costly, nearer to the people, rather transparent, efficient, and should be implemented in a simple, consistent way regardless of connections, political affiliation, one's education, or whether man or woman.
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The Department of Lands and Physical Planning is currently undertaking a nationwide consultation program on the Land Act 1996 review.
The review is headed by the Policy and Legal division together with the assistance of other relevant stakeholders including the Office of the State Solicitor, Solicitor General, and the First Legislative Council under the Prime Minister’s Department..
The Joint Technical Sub-Committee on Survey and Demarcation of the Boundary and Mapping (JTSC-SDM) of the Common Border Areas between the Republic of Indonesia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea held its 32nd meeting in Bogor, Indonesia from the 29th to the 30th April 2016.