The National, Thursday July 26th, 2012
CROCODILES are a significant part of the Sepik river culture where they have cultural traditions, beliefs and legends based on its existence.
Every year, a festival is held to celebrate the crocodile and its importance to the people.
The Sepik River Crocodile Festival will be held in Ambunti, East Sepik on August 7th – 8th this year.
BSP is proud to continue its support for this unique traditional festival.
The bank presented K20,000 yesterday to the organising committee to assist organise the 6th Sepik River Crocodile Festival which will attract tourists.
BSP’s general manager treasury Mark Railston presented the cheque and said “BSP was committed to the people of Papua New Guinea by supporting many local projects and programmes including cultural festivals spread across each region.”
“Papua New Guinea is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and unique traditions and it is our role to support our local communities in preserving this cultures.”
Tourism Promotion Authority policy and planning manager Jerry Agus received the cheque on behalf of the committee and thanked BSP for its suppor.
“As you know the East Sepik Festival highlights the importance of crocodile conservation and the species’ habitat along the Sepik River, one of the largest unpolluted rivers in the Asia-Pacific region and we are proud to celebrate its importance annually thanks to the overwhelming support we get from BSP and our other corporate sponsors.” Agus added.