He said this during the Grand Opening of the five star hotel in Port Moresby last night (Oct 20).
O’Neill said the change in the country was a result of government policy implementations, government partnerships with the private sector, and Second LNG project.
“Our country is changing, and it is bringing better opportunities for our citizens and businesses.
“And this Stanley Hotel is part of that change. I welcome this hotel and it gives me great pleasure to officially open this hotel,” O’Neill said.
The ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation of the plaque was performed by O’Neill and Rimbunan Hijau Group of Companies Chairman, Tiong Hiew King.
Those in attendance were treated to food and drinks and a spectacular show featuring local and international performers.
Acts on the night included, PNG’s Samantha Clark, Circ Va-voom, String Angels, and Dancesation.
Also featured was Malaysian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Shila Amzah, who belted some of her songs and international pop hits.