Lead agencies sign MOU to participate in Dubai World Expo 2020

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.