APEC 2018 Summit

Eda Ranu ready for APEC

Managing director Henry Mokono said like all state departments and agencies, the company is taking their role seriously in preparing for the global event.

Eda Ranu began preparations for this year’s APEC Summit early in 2017.

And discussions so far have been progressive, according to Mokono.

“Our planning started last year, in terms of waste removal. We’ve already got plans to remove waste from these large cruise liners.

“We’re expecting three cruise liners and two Australian war ships, who will be berthed here and three will be berthing at Waterfront.

Cabinet appoints APEC diplomats

The appointment by the National Executive Council (NEC) aims to consolidate the country’s APEC team for next year.

Pomaleu’s former role as PNG APEC Senior Official will be taken up by the current Director General of the PNG APEC Secretariat, Lahui Ako.

Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari said in a statement that the appointment is an important adjustment that is required for hosting the program.

PNG APEC ready: O’Neill

When addressing world leaders on Friday in Da Nang city, Vietnam, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says PNG is prepared, with assistance from neighbouring countries like Australia.

He says it will be an honour for PNG to host the international meet since becoming a member of APEC countries in 1993.

In front of over 4,000 journalists and delegates during the APEC Vietnam Summit, O’Neill states PNG is one of the countries in the Pacific that has the largest economy in the region.

He urges leaders to support emerging economies like PNG and the other developing countries.