TPA gives K100,000 to cultural group


THE Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) PNG has recognised one of its key partners by presenting K100,000 to the Boem-Sara Cultural and Tourism Preservation Centre (CTPC).
Chief executive officer Jerry Agus, pictured, presented the money last Friday and said it was an important occasion for the centre in Yangoru, East Sepik.
“We have seen that the Boem-Sara Cultural Group has come up with the initiative to revive a dying culture,” Agus said.
“One of the key catalysts is partnership and without a very good partnership, it can’t go a long way in terms of development.
“I want to recognise and say a big thank you to Minister Richard Maru, because without political leadership we can’t advance a lot of projects and tourism is no acceptation.”
He said once that political drive and leadership were there, they needed people to fully embrace the importance of tourism and what tourism could do.
Agus said he was pleased the Boem-Sara village and the people of Yangoru had seen the importance of tourism and its benefits.
The Tourism Promotion Authority also committed to support them in terms of training, customer service, product development and website development for the Boem Sara Cultural and Tourism Centre.
He said in the first quarter of next year a specific plan would be created and developed.
“So everything and anything that we do is fully guided by the plan,” Agus said.

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