Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association Inc.

Self-Description (edited) : November 2008 (scroll to bottom of page for details of  committee members, followed by a list of members)

WITH the development of the economy of Papua New Guinea, and the advent of large scale agricultural projects, notably oil palm estates, in West New Britain, the export of logs was commenced as land was cleared for oil palm.

With the success of these operations, the government began to look on log exporting operations as a way of making lots of money, and never mind the damage to the world’s climate. 

It became evident to the original Association in the late 1960’s, that the scope and nature of the industry was rapidly changing, and it lobbied the Government successfully to create a statutory body to oversee and promote the interest of the timber industry in Papua New Guinea. Subsequently, the Forest Industries Council was created by an act of Parliament.

100_years_to_grow_and_100_seconds_to_cut_down The Council was initially designed to be the forum for industry (through the Forest Industries Association), and government representatives to meet and to guide the development of the sector. Funded totally by the industry operators, the Council was effective in its early years but in later years its function became clouded and its performance declined alarmingly.

With the passing of the Forest Act 1991, the Forest Industries Council was abandoned as a forum for industry concerns. Under the new Forest Act, the Forest Industries Association is identified as the body to represent the interests of the industry (self-enrichment), and has a position on the National Forest Board.

The Association, which currently has 45 members (scroll down for list of members),  is intent on maintaining active representation of its member’s concerns, and this has caused a higher profile than was previously the case, in view of the many public issues which have been generated over the last couple of years.

Membership
The Association is a non-profit organization for the many interest groups that are making a fortune out of stripping forests, burning the forest floor to generate massive amounts of CO2 and then planting oil-palm to make even more money.

Membership ranges from major foreign investors, small local companies, landowner groups, manufacturers, service and associated entities sharing the common interest of making lots of money whilst pretending to be part of a sustainable industry that doesn’t do enormous damage to the world’s climate.

deforestation_gathering_pace_in_Indonesia Rimbunan Hijau Group, sometimes just referred to as The Group, is the largest forestry business in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and exerts a strong influence on the Association.

Membership of the Association is voluntary. Current members account for about 85 per cent of total forest industry production. Annually the members elect an Executive Committee of ten to manage the Association’s affairs.

The president of the Association, Mr Anthony Honey,  represents the industry on the National Forest Board. (scroll to bottom of page for details of  committee members, followed by a list of members)


Stated Objectives
The Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association (inc.) is an incorporated association of companies involved in all levels of operation in the timber industry in Papua New Guinea.

The Association’s objectives clearly set out its responsibilities to its members:

  • a) To promote Membership of the Association to all bona-fide corporate and like entities engaged in the logging, milling, manufacturing, merchandising, exporting, utilization and associated servicing and support industries directly or otherwise dealing with PNG forest resources.
  • b) To support and protect the integrity (very questionable), character and status (very low) of the forest industry sector and the collective interest of Members of the Association.
  • c) To represent the collective interests of Members through representative participation on the National Forest Board, direct communication to Government and through contact with other available agencies or media
  • d) To foster balanced environmental, community, and economic responsibility and practical forest management principles within the forest industry sector, so long as it doesn’t interfere with profits.
  • e) To oppose any dishonourable conduct or unlawful practice among entities engaged in or associated with forest industry sector, so long as it doesn’t interfere with profits
  • f) To consider and promote the Association’s policy position on matters relating to the forest industry sector.
  • g) To assess the effect of Government policy, legislative and regulatory measures and other matters on the forest industry sector and where necessary represent the collective views of Members of the Association on these matters to Government, the National Forest Authority, and the community generally, in the general interest of greater profit for members.
  • h) To liaise and communicate directly with Government Departments, Agencies and Authorities which regulate or have an influence on the forest industry sector.
  • i) Generally do all other such things as may appear to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives, namely (a)making a profit at the expense of the environment (b)increasing global warming as much as possible (c)turning Papua New Guinea into a wasteland.

 

PRESIDENT
MR ANTHONY HONEY
PNG FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED
P.O. BOX 88
BULOLO, MP
BULOLO OFFICE:
B/H PH: 474 5204   FAX 474 5365
A/H PH: 474 5234
POM OFFICE
B/H PH: 325 1493   FAX: 325 0856
MB: 686 1275
E-MAIL pngfp.amh@global.net.pg

VICE PRESIDENT
MR STANIS BAI
ULAMONA
SAWMILL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
P.O. BOX 101
BILLA, WNBP
PH: 983 1122   FAX: 983 1104
B-Mobile: 695 2222 Digicel 7216 6128


TREASURER/SECRETARY
MR. RON WILSON
TURAMA FOREST IND. LTD
P.O. BOX 184
PORT MORESBY
NCD
PH: 323 5995   FAX: 323 5998
EMAIL rwilson@tfi.com.pg

COMMITTEE

MR. JAMES LAU
RIMBUNAN
HIJAU (PNG) LTD
P.O. BOX 102
PORT MORESBY
. NCD
PH: 325 6261   FAX: 323 6358
B-Mobile: 686 3555
E-MAIL: jlau@rhpng.com.pg

MR. J.K. BALASUBRAMANIAM
RIMBUNAN HIJAU (PNG) LTD.
P.O. BOX 102
PORT MORESBY
NCD
PH: 325 6261   FAX: 323 6358
E-MAIL jayabala@rhpng.com.pg

MR. AXEL WILHELM
RIMBUNAN HIJAU (PNG) LTD.
P.O. BOX 102
PORT MORESBY
NCD
PH: 325 2086   FAX: 323 2971
MB: 686 8488
EMAIL: sctimbers@datec.net.pg

MR TOSHIFUMI OHIRA
OPEN BAY TIMBER LTD
P.O. BOX 66
KOKOPO ENBP
PH: 982 9827   FAX: 982 8906
B_Mobile: 691 5521
E-MAIL obtohira@global.net.pg

MR K.S. LU
TURAMA FOREST INI)USTRIES LTD
P.O. BOX 184
PORT MORESBY NCD
PH: 323 5995   FAX: 323 5998
E-MAIL ksliu@tfi.com.pg

MR. ANDREW COOPER
UMW NIUGINI LTD
P.O. BOX 5243
BOROKO NCD
PH: 325 5766   FAX: 323 2084
B-Mobile: 698 4312
EMAIL: acooper@umw.com.pg

MR. LEON WILLIAMSON
HASTINGS DEERING LTD
P.O. BOX 6308
BOROKO NCD
PH: 300 8300   FAX: 325 2582
EMAIL: leon_williamson@hastingsdeering.com.au

Further information can be sought from:

The Executive Officer
Forest Industries Association
P.O. Box 229,
Waigani NCD
Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Members

CAKARA ALAM (PNG) LTD
P.O BOX 297
WAIGANI
PH: 325 0651
FAX: 323 9882
ATTN: MR. MEOR FADZILLAH, GM
EMAIL: emily_cakara@yahoo.com.au

LOGGING & SAWMILLING

West, Central & East Arawe, West New Britain

CHINA LONG KONG (PNG) IND
P.O. BOX 3213
WAIGANI
PH: 325 7677

TIMBER PERMIT OPERATIONS

Vailala, Gulf Province

CLOUDY BAY TIMBER PRODUCTS PNG LTD
P.O. BOX 120
PORT MORESBY
PH: 328 1189 (MILL)/ 325 4865
FAX: 325 3489 (MILL)/ 325 3441
ATTN: MR. STEVE POWIESNIK, MANAGER
EMAIL: spowiesnik@cloudybay.com.pg
MR. HENDRY AISA, MILL MANAGER
EMAIL: info@cloudybay.com.pg

LOGGING SAWMILLING, TIMBER SALES

Port Moresby

FURNITURE EXPORTS (PNG) LTD
P.O. BOX 161
LAE
PH: 472 4000
FAX: 472 5873
ATT: MR. STEVEN SEETO
EMAIL: fe@lbcgroup.com.pg
EMAIL: steven.seeto@lbcgroup.com.pg
SIR BOB SINCLAIR
EMAIL: sir.bob@lbcgroup.com.pg

FURNITURE MANUFACTURE, LOGGING, SAWMILLING

Lae, Morobe Province
Web Site: www.mrkwila.com

GL NIUGINI LTD
P.O. BOX 393
GORDONS
PH: 325 5387
FAX: 325 5389
ATTN: MR. MR LAWRANCE TIONG

HARVESTING, PROCESSING
NOT YET OPERATIONAL

East Arwin, Western Province

INNOVISION (PNG) LTD
P.O. BOX 1908
PORT MORESBY
PH: 311 3111
FAX: 311 3114/323 9899
M: 686 8308
ATTN: MR. OSCAR MAMALAI

LOGGING

Makarpa, Western Province

VANIMO JAYA
PH: 325 2268
FAX: 325 2269
M: 693 3368
ATTEN: MR. P.H. CHEW
EMAIL: phchew@datec.net.pg

LOGGING CONTRACTORS

Western, W.N.B. Provinces

JANT LTD.
P.O. BOX 714
MADANG
PH: 852 2700
FAX: 852 3017
MR. CHING JUNG TSAI
EMAIL: jant@daltron.com.pg

EXPORT OF WOODCHIPS, PLANTATIONS

Gogol, Naru, Madang Province

KEI BESEU KAMPANI LTD
P.O. BOX 148
LORENGAU
PH: 470 9366
FAX: 470 9318
ATTN: MR. CHAWI KONABE, GM

LOGGING SAWMILLING

Manus Province

MADANG TIMBERS LTD.
P.O. BOX 291
MADANG
PH: 852 2844
FAX: 852 2368
ATTN: MR. PETER HII
EMAIL: matim@datec.com.pg

LOGGING SAWMILLING

Madang Province

OPEN BAY TIMBER LTD
P.O. BOX 48
NEW RABAUL
PH: 982 1633/ 982 1635
FAX: 982 1220
ATTN: MR. TOSHIFUMI OHIRA
EMAIL: obtohira@global.net.pg
MR. PAUL BLAINEY, ADMINISTRAION
EMAIL: obtblaney@global.net.pg

EXPORT OF LOGS, PLANTATIONS

East New Britain Province

P.I. LOGGING LTD
P.O. BOX 2217
LAE
PH: 472 4695
FAX: 472 6373
MR. MARIO CABUCCIO
EMAIL: pilog@global.net.pg
ADMIN.
PH: 475 7584
FAX: 475 7548

LOGGING, SAWMILLING, MANUFACTURERS

Lae, Morobe Province

PNG FOREST PRODUCTS LTD.
P.O. BOX 88
BULOLO
PH: 474 5322
FAX: 474 5365
ATTN: MR. TONY HONEY
EMAIL: pngfp.amh@global.net.pg

SAWMILLING, PLYWOOD, MANUFACTURERS, PREFAB. HOUSING

Bulolo, Morobe Province

PAC-RIM HARDWOODS (PNG) LTD
P.O. BOX 6962
BOROKO
PH: 325 5722
PH/FAX: 323 5744
ATTN: MR. JEYA YOGANATHAN
EMAIL: pacrim1@daltron.com.pg

SAWMILLING & TIMBER EXPORTS

Port Moresby, NCD
Web site:
www.pacrimhardwoods.com

RIMBUNAN HIJAU (PNG) LTD
P.O. BOX 102
PORT MORESBY
PH: 325 6261
FAX: 323 6358
ATTN: MR. JAMES LAU, G.M.
EMAIL: jlau1@rhpng.com.au
MR. IVAN LU, Deputy G.M
isclu@rhpng.com.au
MR. BALA, CO. Secretary
jayabala@rhpng.com.au

PNG WIDE

Web Site:
www.rhpng.com.pg

RH Group Companies

FRONTIER HOLDINGS LTD

LOGGING
LFA 14-07

RABAUL – E.N.B.P.

ISLAND FOREST RESOURCES

LOGGING CONTRACTOR
TP2-16

ALIMBIT – ANDRU LFA – W.N.B.P

MONARCH INVESTMENT LTD

EXPORT OF LOGS
LFA 18-1
LFA 14-2
LFA 14-3

JAHA, W/C MANUS
MANUS PROVINCE
LOLO BLOCK 1
LOLO BLOCK 2, W.N.B.P.

NIUGINI INT’L CORP LTD

EXPORT OF LOGS
TP 14-56

NIUGINI LUMBER MERCHANTS

EXPORT OF LOGS
TP16-1
TP16-43

MATLOK – N.I.P.

RIVERGOI NO. 6 LTD

LOGGING
LFA

KALI BAY, MANUS

SABAN ENTERPRISES LTD

LOGGING / SAWMILLING
TP4-3

MILINE BAY PROVINCE

SAN HIN DEV. LTD

SAWMILLING
TP3-34

EDEVU – CENTRAL PROVINCE

SEAL MANUS LTD

LOGGING
TP18-2

MANUS

WAWOI GUAVI TIMBER CO.

EXPORT OF LOGS, SAWMILLING
TP1-5

KAMUSI, WP

WAWOI GUAVI TIMBER CO.

EXPORT OF LOGS, SAWMILLING
TP1-5

KAMUSI, WP

SIPEF PACIFIC TIMBERS LTD
P.O. BOX 2
PORT MORESBY
PH: 323 0512
FAX: 323 0547
ATTN: MR. JULIUS YEOH
EMAIL: grh@datec.com.pg

SAWMILLING, PLANTATIONS, RUBBERWOOD, MANUFACTURERS

Veimauri, Central Province

STETTIN BAY LUMBER CO. LTD.
P.O. BOX 162
KIMBE
PH: 985 4066
FAX: 985 4028
ATTN: MR. CHARLES SIA
EMAIL: ccsia@daltron.com.pg
MR. ANDREW TING
andrewteb@daltron.com.pg

EXPORT OF LOGS, SAWMILLING, PLANTATIONS

West New Britain Province

TURAMA FOREST IND. LTD
P.O. BOX 184
PORT MORESBY
PH: 323 5995
FAX: 323 5998
ATTN: MR. K.S. LU
EMAIL: kslu@tfi.com.pg

EXPORT OF LOGS

Gulf Province

ULAMONA SAWMILL DEV. CO.
P.O. BOX 101
BIALLA
PH: 983 1122/05872762374038
FAX: 983 1111/05872762374039
PH/FAX: 983 1041
ATTN: MR STANIS BAI
EMAIL: manager@usdc.amosconnect.com

SAWMILLING, LOGGING, PLANTATIONS

Bialla, W.N.B. Province

VANIMO FOREST PRODUCTS
P.O. BOX 41
VANIMO
PH: 857 1018
FAX: 857 1203/857 1616
ATTN: MR. PHILIP TIONG
MR. ROBERT YONG
EMAIL: vfppl@online.net.pg
POM OFFICE
MR. RICHMOND LUAT, MANAGER
PH: 325 0964
FAX: 325 1627

SAWMILLING, LOGGING

Vanimo, Sandaun Province

Associate Members

AU BADANA SAWMILL
P.O. BOX 1442
BOROKO
PH: 325 6289 / 325 7127
HOHOLA OFFICE 323 2366
FAX: 325 4822
ATTN: MR. TONY PAVSIC, CHAIRMAN
EMAIL: lpavisc@yahoo.com

SAWMILLING

Port Moresby

KAYWANA INVESTMENTS LTD.
P.O. BOX 6548
BOROKO
PH: 325 3519
FAX: 325 5500
ATTN: MR. LES PARKER, DIRECTOR
EMAIL: kaywana@daltron.com.pg

SAWMILLING, TIMBER SALES, EXPORTS

Port Moresby

TIMBER & FORESTRY TRAINING COLLEGE
P.O. BOX 2132
LAE
PH: 472 4600
FAX: 472 3586
ATTN: MR. ANDREW TAGAMASAU
EMAIL: tftc@global.net.pg

EDUCATION

Lae, Morobe Province
Web site: www.tftc.org

TIMBERSAWS PNG LTD.
P.O. BOX 318
LAE
PH: 472 7015
FAX: 472 7673
ATTN: MR. ATHOL SMITH-LORETZ
EMAIL: timbersaws@global.net.pg

MILLING EQUIPMENT, SAWMILLING, TIMBER MERCHANTS

Lae, Morobe Province

Honorary Members

ASSOCIATION OF FORESTERS PNG
P.O. BOX 714
WAIGANI
PH: 325 9277
FAX: 325 9563
ATTN: MR. GABRIEL SAMOL
EMAIL: gabrielsamol@rhpng.com.pg
ATTN: MR. KANAWI POURU
EMAIL: pkanawi@pngsdp.com

PROFESSIONAL

Port Moresby

Service Members

ABLE ENGINEERING
P.O. BOX 1728
LAE
PH: 479 1440
FAX: 479 1443
ATTN: MR. ELLIOT HARDING
EMAIL: ableeng@global.net.pg

STEEL FABRICATION, TRAILER MANUFACTURERS

Lae, Morobe Province

BOROKO MOTORS LTD
P.O. BOX 1259
BOROKO
PH: 325 5255
FAX: 325 5301
ATTN: MR.GEOFF LANG, GM
EMAIL: geoff@pom.borokomotors.com.pg

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS, NISSAN, MITSUBISHI, MERCEDES

Port Moresby

ELA MOTORS
P.O. BOX 74
PORT MORESBY
PH: 322 9400
FAX: 321 7268
ATTN: MR. WALLY HAYDOK, GM
EMAIL: whaydok@elamotors.com.pg

TRUCK MANAGER
MR. JIM MAXWEL
EMAIL: jmaxwel@elamotors.com.pg

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS, TOYOTA, HINO, MACK

Port Moresby

FARMSET
P.O. BOX 75
GOROKA
PH: 732 1955
FAX: 732 2423
ATTN: MR. MALCOM BAKER, INTERIM G.M.
EMAIL: malcom.baker@farmset.com.pg
GOROKA MACHINERY SALES
ATTN: MR. ROB FOLEY
EMAIL: robfoley@farmset.com.pg
POM. OFFICE
ATTN: MR. KEVIN ZIMMERMAN
EMAIL: Kevin.zimmerman@farmset.com.pg

MILLING, FORESTRY EQUIPMENT, TIMBER MANUFACTURERS

COUNTRY WIDE

HASTINGS DEERING LTD.
P.O. BOX 6308
BOROKO
PH: 300 8300
FAX: 325 2582
ATTN: MR. BRUCE HILL
SALES MANAGER
EMAIL: brucehill@datec.net.pg
PACIFIC AREA MGR
ATTN: MR. RAY NINNES

CATERPILLAR SALES & SERVICE

Port Moresby

MCCARTHY & ASSOCIATES (Forestry)
P.O. BOX 1092
WAIGANI
PHFAX: 321 0134
ATTN: MR DICK McCARTHY
EMAIL: richardmccarthy@bigpond.com.au

FOREST CONSULTANT

Port Moresby

OSMOSE AUSTRALIA
P.O. BOX 744
BUDERIM, 4556
QLD, AUSTRALIA
PH: +7 5445 2199
FAX: +7 5445 6933
ATTN: MR. JOHN THORPE -REMEDIAL PRODUCTS
EMAIL: john@osmose.com.au

TIMBER TREATMENT & PRESERVATION, SUPPLIES & TECHNOLOGY

COUNTRY WIDE IN ASSOCIATION WITH FARMSET
Web site: www.osmose.com.au

PNG PEST CONTROL
P.O. BOX 3016
BOROKO NCD 111
PH: 323 0911
FAX: 323 0140
ATTN: MR. JOHN TVERE - Group GM
EMAIL: jvere@daltron.com.pg

TIMBER TREATMENT & RLEATED SERVICES

NATIONWIDE

UMW NIUGINI LTD
P.O. BOX 6308
BOROKO
PH: 325 5766
FAX: 323 2084
ATTN: MR. PETER LEECE
EMAIL: leecep@umw.com.pg

KOMATSU, STIHL & SALES & SERVICE

Port Moresby
Web site: www.umw.com.pg

WAIGANI TYRE SERVICES LTD.
P.O. BOX 7053
BOROKO
PH: 323 6050
FAX: 323 5254
ATTN: MR. ROD PEARCE
EMAIL: rod.pearce@wts.com.pg
RETAIL OFFICE
PH: 325 4463

TYRES & ASSOCIATED & PRODUCTS

Port Moresby, Lae, Popondetta, Alotau

Last Update to List: Monday 13 October, 2008

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