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November 28, 2021
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Tuna Millionaire toInvest in PNG’s Fishery &TourismIndustry

The township of Kavieng inthe New Ireland province recently played host to high level discussions between Japan’s Kiyomura Corporation,thPNG Governmentostate- owned enterprises and agencies, New Ireland Provincial Government and ther stakeholders.

The discussions were based onthe National Executive Council’s decision to openthe nothern corridor with fishing and tourism prospects.

 

This will includethe farming and supply of tuna to Japan, a proposal of a subsidiary airline to operate out of Kavieng into Guam andthe West Coast of America.

 

ThPNG team was led by State Enterprise Minister Ben Micah, IPBe Managing Director, Wasantha Kumarasiri, Air Niugini CEO, Simon Foo and officers from NAQIA,the Transport Department anPNG Ports.

 

The team was given a traditional welcome ceremony upon arrival in Kavieng.

 

Attendingthe discussion was Japan’s Tuna millionaire Kiyoshi Kiyomura who was accompanlied bPNG Ambassador to Japan, Gabriel Dusava.

 

Mr. Kiyomura was given a tour of tuna hotspots andthe possible project sit’s.

 

He expressed interest in investing millions of kina in PNG throughthe fishery and tourism industry.

 

State Enterprise Minister, Ben Micah, saidthe discussion wasthe way forward to drivPNG’s economy.

 

Minister Micah called on all stakeholders to liaise with each ther and come up with strategic plans for this huge project.

 

The second agenda discussed was to consider a proposal by Paradise Link a new airline company that will operate from Kavieng into Guam.

 

Paradise Link President Greg Warne saidthe airline will concentrate on passenger and cargo inthe sectors of fisheries, agriculture and tourism.

 

The major players inthe airline industry discussed and planned to provide complementary services, namely airlifting tuna into Guam and, onthe return flightocoming back with tourists tPNG.

Final details ofthe meeting will be brought back tothe Cabinet by Minister Ben Micah for a final investment decision onthe new route calledthe Nothern Corridor.

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