East New Britain opens new track routes

The National,Tuesday June 14th, 2016

THE Trans-New Britain Track in East New Britain is now open for trekking as part of a tourism package now offered by the province.
The package is sold through its business owner Nakanai Ranges Adventure Tours. Spokesman Linus Bai said in Kokopo yesterday that the track was divided in two routes.
The first route is through Wowo Plateau where trekkers will be exposed to caves like Khou, Bikbik, Vuvu, Albemi and others.
Bai said cultural entertainment and food would be served to the trekkers at the end of the route.
The second route begins at Katula Ridge and goes all the way to West New Britain.
Bai said that route would take a week and include site seeing and bird watching.
He said a visitor and tour operator from France has indicated there were clients in France interested in the package.
He said Nakanai Ranges Adventure Tours was now negotiating with landowners to consider 42,000 hectares of land as a national park as proposed by the Department of Environment and Conservation for world cultural heritage.
The land is currently owned by a clan in Pakia village.
“Our proposal will be brought to the concerned authorities for proper process after a proposed in July at Pomio,” he said, “making way for conservation.”