Kulang praises show organisers

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Tourism Minister Tobias Kulang heaped praise on the organisers of the National Gaming and Control Board-sponsored 60th Goroka Show at the National Sports Institute on Saturday.
He urged other centres in the country to stage more cultural shows to bring in foreign exchange.
“Chimbu, Madang and other centres need to stage cultural shows and generate revenue, more foreign exchange, for our country,” he said.
Kulang emphasised the importance of sustainable development in the country and said while Papua New Guinea contributed two per cent to its total GDP in the country, its neighbour Fiji contributed more than 30 per court to its country’s total GDP.
“We need to invest in sustainable development with industries like tourism and agriculture in the country,” Kulang said.
He said the Mt Hagen Show attracted 500 tourists this year and the Goroka Show experienced an increased in numbers  – 1,000 tourists.
“Where in the world do we have a country that can showcase 800 cultures and bring more foreign exchange into the country,” Kulang asked.
Mr Kulang thanked the sponsors which included The National for making the show a success.

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