By ELIZABETH VUVU
THE K12 million Kokopo market will be officially opened by Governor Leo Dion next Wednesday.
The public in East New Britain were given an opportunity to see the market at a three-day tradeshow that kicked off yesterday.
Kokopo town mayor Albert Buanga said he was happy with the facilities at the market, which would pave the way fro mothers to trade in a secure environment.
Mr Buanga said the tradeshow was held to give business houses in the province the opportunity to showcase their products.
“The public will also have a chance to come and see the new market,” he said.
He said the tradeshow would encourage the National Government’s public-private partnership policy between business houses and the Government to be strengthened.
“This relationship can only be strengthened through the implementation of this vital policy,” he added.
Visitors also had the opportunity to walk around the market and see the labelling of different sections by the market management.
There are specific areas to sell fish, vegetables, cooked food, artifacts, betelnut and other products.
Mr Buanga said the market was restored after the market in Rabaul was destroyed by volcanic eruptions.