by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
The Madang Province is a beautiful province, in Papua New Guinea, that attracts a large number of tourists both local, and abroad for business, vacation and holiday.
Tourism has been one of the important activities, apart from other small business activities, that continues to contribute largely to the province’s economy.
During the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Investment Promotion Authority, or IPA, Madang Provincial Administrator Daniel Aloi, highlighted coming events that he says will generate large income for the province.
He added that although these opportunities bring large benefits, they are not equally distributed.
This has seen increasing concerns raised by people on the tangible services, and benefits, from activities such as the upcoming World Surf competition in March.
He said a healthy provincial economy is important for his people, and the country as a whole and taking such initiatives will help drive the vision successfully.
With this vision at hand, Mr Aloi said, signing of the MoU’s with IPA and ICCC is one way to helping the locals. He believes partnership is an important element that will drive tangible changes to take place.
According to IPA’s Acting Managing Director, Terence Hoot, the partnership will allow IPA to bring awareness, to educate and inform the people on the importance of following proper procedures when trying to start up businesses, and ways to go about with making their businesses successful.
Mr. Aloi and his team were happy with the agreement, and are looking forward to working along with IPA in close collaboration, to bring services to the people, and see changes that will benefit the people, their provincial economy, and PNG economy, as a whole.