Malaysian specialists join participants at ICT conference in East New Britain

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The National – Tuesday, December 7, 2010

EAST New Britain will be hosting a major Joint Communication and Information Communication Technology (JC-ICT) conference beginning tomorrow.
Hosted and organised by the Department of Information and Communication (DIC), the conference will feature talks between communication specialists from Malaysia and PNG.
A senior officer with the department said the conference will be a follow up of the establishment of the National Information Communication Technology Authority (NICTA).
He said the delegation from Malaysia includes 14 officers headed by the country’s deputy secretary general.
The delegates arrive today at Tokua Airport and would be met by provincial government officials.
A welcome dinner will also be hosted by Governor Leo Dion for the visitors at the Kokopo Beach Bungalows.
The one-day conference will also be the first to be hosted outside of the nation’s capital, Port Moresby.
It will be held in the electorate of Kokopo MP and DIC minister Patrick Tammur.
A lot of  work, organisation and planning has been done for the conference to ensure all goes well.
He said the visiting Malaysian delegation would also be taken on bus tours around the province to different sites such as the Japanese Barges Tunnels, the New Guinea Club, the Hot Springs, Kokopo Museum and Rabaul Volcanological Observatory.