Cruise liners to provide accommodation for APEC

Three major cruise liners will anchor on Port Moresby’s shores during the APEC 2018 Economic Leaders meeting in PNG.

Minister for Sports, APEC, & National Events, Justin Tkatchenko, said the cruise liners will provide accommodation for guests during the international meeting.

He said this during the ground turnover for the new APEC House.

Though not naming the cruise liners, their addition is expected to boost an outstanding image of the soon to begin redevelopment of the Ela Beach front.

This will include the extension of the beach front by a 100 metres out, and a four lane highway to join the Paga Ring Road, complementing the new APEC House replacing the old Sea Park lookout.

“By 2018 this side of the city will be fully redeveloped. And it will really show that Papua New Guinea is the leader in the Pacific and this region when it comes to its new development,” said Tkatchenko.

The APEC House will also add extra features as it will contain conference and exhibition centres as well as cafeterias and restaurants.

The Ela Beach redevelopment along with the APEC Haus are expected to be completed by mid 2018.

Tkatchenko says it is a historic event for the country and will be a memorable one for the economic leaders and delegates.

“They’ll remember Port Moresby, they’ll remember our country,” stated Tkatchenko.

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Cedric Patjole