By Delly Waigeno – EMTV News, Port Moresby
To mark Papua New Guinea’s 40th year of independence, Australia will provide approximately K50 million in funding over the next four years to support the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery.
Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, made this announcement at a bilateral meeting with PNG Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, before attending his first official event at the Pacific Islands Forum today.
The gesture symbolises the bond shared between Australia and PNG forged through history, geography and enduring links.
Abbott also announced further support of K10 million per year, over the next five years, to maintain and improve the Kokoda Track.
The funding to the National Museum and the Kokoda Track will ensure PNG’s rich heritage and history will be preserved.