Institute launches new information centre

National, Normal

The National, Monday December 16th, 2013


THE Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration launched the PNG-South Korea Information Access Centre in Port Moresby last Friday. 

Acting director Yala Yatu said the centre was the result of Korea’s commitment to promoting information access in all sectors. 

He said South Korea was a leader in information and communication technology and PNG was privileged to be working in partnership with the country.

“It is aimed at reaching the underprivileged and vulnerable class of Papua New Guineans through affordable and accessible information,” he said. 

Communication and Information Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro said access to information was empowerment and every human being had the right to access information.

Miringtoro said the Government was focused on partnering with the private sector to provide information access to all the four regions. 

Korean Ambassador Kim Seong-Choon said the centre was established through a memorandum of understanding signed on March 14.

“PNG and the Republic of Korea have been working together to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in many years since the establishment of diplomatic relationships.”