April 3, 2016

PNG to host Apec transport meeting

THE new multi-million kina Conventional Centre in Port Moresby is the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Transportation Working Group this week.

Transport Secretary Roy Mumu said it was one of the largest working groups in Apec, which usually had more than 300 delegates.
“Discussions will cover all modes of transportation and are highly technical in nature,” he said.
“It has four main groups – the Aviation Experts Group, Maritime Experts Group, Land Experts Groups and the Intermodal and Intelligent Transport System Experts Group. Under the main experts groups are seven sub-groups.
“There will also be side meetings held on specific matters, such as Women in Transportation and Apec Port Services Network.”
Mumu said with increased participation and involvement by PNG in the Apec TPTWG meetings and processes over the last two years, “we now see the need to leverage PNG’s domestic transportation priorities with that of Apec”.
“We hope that by hosting the meeting, our officials will have the opportunity to see Apec first hand at work, and they can capture Apectransportation outcomes in our domestic policy priorities and programmes in the years ahead.”
Singapore hosted last year’s meeting which was attended by the 21 Apec economies. The National/ONE PNG