Envoy attends show


Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis’ presence at the Enga Cultural Show underscored the strong PNG-Australia partnership and Australia’s support for the province, the commissioner said.
Davis was accompanied by Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, Minister for Immigration and Border Security Petrus Thomas, Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources Dr Lino Tom, Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations Alfred Manase and Gazelle MP Jelta Wong.
The Australian government supported a Torres Strait Island group called Naygayiw Gigi, the first non-Papua New Guinean group, to perform at the show.
Davis and Sir Peter also inspected the progress of a K10 million teachers college that was launched last year.
The project would improve the quality of teacher training and boost the number of elementary and primary school teachers in Enga and PNG.
The college is expected to produce 300 teachers in the next five years.
Current work on the college includes construction of a four-storey block containing a science and computer lab, library, 16 classrooms, four offices, storage and extra male and female toilets accessible to people with disabilities.
The visiting group participated in a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the Enga Amphitheatre which is funded by the Australian and Enga governments.

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