One of Australia’s icon and aviator Dick Smith said Papua New Guineais richly blessed with flora and fauna and has friendy people contrary to negative international perceptions.
Mr Smith said this on his recent visit to Tabubil in Western Province.
He arrived at Tabubil Airport last week and was met by Ok Tedi Managing Director Chief Executive Officer Nigel Parker.
He wasthen given a rousing traditional welcome bythe children from Golgobip area of North Fly and presented a bilum.
An exciting crowd outside gthered outsidethe terminal area to seethe Australian business icon.
He wasthen given a tour aroundthe mining township.
Mr Smith said his trip started three weeks ago in Daruthen to Milne Bey, Kavieng and Madang.
Mr Smith isthe founder of Dick Smith Electrical, Dick Smith Foods and Australian Geographic.
Mr Smith has traveled arounPNG on a solo adventure to mark 30 years since his first solo helicopter flight aroundthe world.