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Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Hon. Timothy Masiu is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to deliver the Keynote Address at the World Expo 2020 in the PNG Investment Forum themed “Eco-Tourism and Connectivity – Living in Balance with Nature” on 14th January 2022, is pleased with the efforts of the lead Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Management team of PNG Pavilion in Dubai.
Minister Masiu attended the PNG Investment Forum at the invitation of his brother Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Hon. Soroi Eoe, consistent with the theme “Eco-Tourism and Connectivity – Living in Balance with Nature”.
Minister Masiu will provide the Keynote Address on ICT as an enabler of connectivity in all sectors of our economy, particularly to persuade investors pursuing green economy and eco-tourism investment to consider Papua New Guinea as an investment destination. Minister Masiu will highlight the Digital Government policy and legislative reform under the Marape-Basil Government that will enable Eco-Tourism and Connectivity for potential investors.
Minister Masiu and his delegation on arrival in Dubai were well received by H. E Ambasador Joshua Kalinoe, PNG Ambassador to Kingdom of Belgium and Commissioner General of PNG Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020, Deputy Commissioner-General Mrs. Jacinta Manua and the organizing team. This was made possible by unremitting support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, notably officers Ms. Janet Raula-Ila - Acting Director (America, Europe, Middle East & Africas – AMEA) and Ms. Winniehayne Herry- Ugava MBE - Senior Protocol Officer.
“I wholeheartedly thank PNG’s Pavilion management and organizing committee led by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and all officials including staff on site from Investment Promotion Authority (IPA), Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Government needs to recognise our hard workers that put our country first on the global stage.”
“I want to thank Ambassador Kalinoe for his leadership in showcasing our country on a global stage.”
“I am reminded of the goods works done and on that token extend my utmost gratitude to my brother the former Minister for Forest Hon. Walter Schnaubelt who set the pace by coming and visiting PNG’s Pavilion in Dubai and promoted the investment theme ‘Eco-Tourism and Connectivity – Living in Balance with Nature’.”
“I am very impressed with H.E Ambassador Joshua Kalinoe and the team on the ground, and sincerely acknowledge and recognize their dedication and leadership to showcase Papua New Guinea on the global stage as an investment destination”
Minister Masiu and his technical delegation will continue their program to meet with other potential investors and government partners in the ICT sector before returning to Papua New Guinea at the end of the month.
HON. TIMOTHY MASIU, MP
Minister for Information & Communication Technology
and Member for South Bougainville
10th January 2022