Three leading heads of government agencies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to spearhead the participation and promotion of Papua New Guinea during the Dubai world exposition, which runs between October 1, 2021 to Marcy 2022.
They were, Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Steven Matainaho; Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Elias Wohengu; Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) , Eric Mossman and Managing Director of Investment Promotion Authority (IPA). Clarence Hoot. The MOU, which was signed today (Friday 9 July 2021), allows the National Coordinating Team to work in partnership in delivering joint programmes, exchange information, use of equipment, resources and expertise and to abide by the principles of sharing of information.
This is to ensure the delivery of Papua New Guineas’ participation in the World Expo in Dubai is successful. The MOU also guides the team to work closely together to ensure that Papua New Guinea complies with any relevant domestic and global standards and obligations.
The preparations leading up to the World Expo is a whole of Government approach, to ensure the event is seen as an opportunity to showcase the country to the world, and to also attract foreign investments into Papua New Guinea. The MOU also allows the Branding to reflect the parties’ use of logos and to limit use of promotions using various platforms.
Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology Mr Steven Matainaho assured the National Coordinating Team of the Department’s support towards this significant global event.
“Despite the economic challenges, good things can work and I encourage other agencies to come on board and to work together as a team and get our team there and show the world our capabilities and let’s bring back investors in our country,” said Mr Matainaho.