P&O cruise ships confirmed for APEC delegates

The Government has secured the services of three P&O cruise ships for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in November.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has confirmed that of the three, one will be at Motukea while the other two will be at the Fairfax Harbour.

With more than 4,000 rooms to be provided on each cruise ship, O’Neill believes PNG is ready to host the APEC Summit.

“Such an event will bring all world leaders together,” said the PM.

“The cruise ship will greatly help with accommodation and other catering needs.”

He said Hilton Hotel’s construction is progressing well and will be completed just in time for the meeting.

O’Neill added that Hilton is owned by Papua New Guineans and will benefit local people during the Summit.

He further stressed that billions will be invested into the country during the Summit and urged every citizen to embrace the Government and welcome VIPs, including the US President Donald Trump.

Meantime, Eda Ranu will be assisting with water and sewerage for the cruise ships.

(PM O’Neill during a walk-through of the iconic APEC Haus today)

Freddy Mou