"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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News Updates

Physical Planning Retreat: (REDD+)

The Government of Papua New Guinea as part of its obligation before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Paris Climate Change Agreement has been developing a National Strategy of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, including Sustainable Forest Management and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+) for the period of 2017 -2022.

Fraud and Complaints Unit

The Fraud and Complaints Unit will be operational as of Monday 4th September 2017 to assist the general public with allegations of Fraud, Corruptions and Mal Practices by officers in the Lands Department.

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