Sport to Boost Tourism in Papua New Guinea

By Dion Kombeng – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby

Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop, believes sport can be used to boost tourism, not only for NCD but for the entirety of Papua New Guinea.

This newfound confidence follows on from the successful delivery of the 2015 Pacific Games, and with Port Moresby set to host the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup and co-host the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

With the price of commodities fluctuating, rather than relying on natural resources sport can be a contributing factor to the economy.

With all eyes from within the region on PNG following the Pacific Games, the recent announcement of PNG to be a co-host for the Rugby League World Cup is a step in the right direction to elevate sport in the country.

With world class sporting facilities available, and with the construction of the new national football stadium continuing, Port Moresby is right on track to become the sporting hub of the region.

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