"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 has finally handed over 3 Certificate Authority Occupancy to 3 Government Departments to develop the old Lae Airport. Acting Secretary Luther Sipison in a special presentation ceremony in Lae recently (20th November 2015) presented the CAO to the National Judiciary Service, Health Department and Police Department.
A customary land group in Milne Bay Province has created history when it presented a total of 54 customary land titles to its occupants in Alotau last week.
Toudikwa Land Group from the Alotau LLG area was the first successful customary land group, amongst the 15 registered Customary land title holders to have issued almost a hundred customary land titles to its occupants or lessees over the past 6 months.