ENB Welcomes Free Trade Zone Expert

A consultant for Gazelle Agro Industrial Economic Zone and Rabaul Tuna Export Processing Zone arrived in Kokopo, East New Britain today.

Tonny Restall was accompanied by the chairman of the Gazelle Agro Industrial Economic Zone and Rabaul Tuna Export Processing Zone, Sam Manikot from Port Moresby.

Restall is British and an expert in of Free trade zone around the world.

The purpose of his visit is to assist the province set up the two pilot projects beginning with the Rabaul tuna export processing zone.

“Restall is the key person coming in directly to Kokopo only to establish these two projects which he has big plans and he himself will tell the people in the province about his plans.

“The consultant will be in the province till the 06th of January. During his visit he will host public forum this Saturday at the Vunapope conference hall which other national and provincial leaders will attend.”

Mr Manikot urged the provincial government, leaders, people and stakeholder and the business sectors to align their mindsets and support this opportunity currently at planning stages.

He said the implementation team are guided by the Gazelle Special Economic Zone projects development pillars, which include, making optimum use of available resources, promoting economic development and encouraging community participation.

Restall is in East New Britian upon the invitation of Fisheries and Gazelle MP, Jelta Wong.

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