Tourism a sleeping giant: Saonu


MOROBE Governor Ginson Saonu has described tourism in the province as a “sleeping giant”.
He was speaking on Friday when signing an agreement with Tourism Arts and Culture Minister Emil Tammur and Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive Jerry Agus for the development of tourism in Morobe.
The National Cultural Commission and National Museum and Art Gallery were also part of the agreement.
“The mountains are there, rivers are there, bushes are there, conservation areas are there, tree kangaroos are there, culture is there, Tami Island carvings are there,” Saonu said. “All of these are there but we have not used
them. Tourism is a sleeping giant in Morobe.
“The signing of this agreement will enable us to create tourism products.”
Saonu said the onus was now on the authority and Morobe administration to make it work.
Tammur said everyone should now work together to develop tourism in Morobe.
“East New Britain and Milne Bay are tourism hubs, as a Government policy. But that doesn’t stop other provinces (from becoming tourism hubs.”

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