BY GORETHY KENNETH
Port Moresby will be transformed to world standard as months draw near for Papua New Guinea to host one of the biggest meeting ever – the 2018 APEC Summit next November.
APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko and APEC PNG director general Sir Charles Lepani said in a conference yesterday that compared to Vietnam and other economies that hosted APEC already, PNG, which is APEC-ready, has very unique infrastructure specifically the APEC House that stands out, with all preparation now two to three weeks ahead of schedule.
Mr Tkatchenko and Sir Charles said yesterday that everything is now falling in line and have assured that the Government is ready to host this meeting come November next year.
They spoke about visa arrangements, airport arrangements, security arrangements, accommodation and every other operation that are vital for the summit.
“Logistic, protocol, security and every other preparation is now under control,” Mr Tkatchenko said.
“I can give confidence to the people of Papua New Guinea that your government through our Prime Minister will be prepared APEC ready in 2018 and with all the lead-up meetings to host the very successful APEC CEO and Leaders Summit and sideline meetings throughout the country.”