Villagers to boost tourism


A GROUP of villagers in Nawaeb, Morobe, has set up the Sarawagat Air Wreck (SAW) Trek to boost tourism in the province.
Managing director of the SAW Trek Yukup Mitia said the Morobe government assisted them in setting up the project.
“We contributed about K79,000 to initiate the project, Mitia said.
“We sought advice from them to set up the project.”
He said they were preparing pamphlets to help promote the trek.
A website for the trek is also being prepared to be launched by November.
Mitia told The National that the trek was about 65km long and would be launched by the end of December.
“I want to invite all the MPs from the province including the Tourism Minister to officiate the opening of this tourism project,” he said.
It recommends a 10-day package for trekkers wishing to experience mountain hiking in Papua New Guinea.
The trek was used by soldiers during World War II.
The project will involve young people in eco-tourism.
“Tourist trekking SAW Trek would visit war relics, wreckages of air-craft, ammunition, bayonets and various war items,” he said.
“We want to change the approach of marketing in the tourism sector.
“And we hope to lure tourists to visit our untapped bio-diversity and to explore war relics.”

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