THE CAIRNS POST
A delegation of local government and business officials has spent 10-days in the Cairns region. It was led by Opposition leader Dame Carol Kidu and visited various centres and tourist attractions looking to build relationships.
Port Moresby has a sister city relationship with Townsville, but Dame Carol believes the link between the PNG capital and Cairns could be stronger.
"It gives us a lot of perspective here with what we can learn, and if we can forge a relationship we can have more than what we have with Townsville," Dame Carol said.
"Our culture has been eroded and the more we can keep this exchange program going, the more we can learn.
"We also visited tourist centres like Tjapukai and Mossman Gorge.
"We don’t have tourism at home because of the image of PNG, but if we got our act together it could be even better than here."