JOHNNY BLADES & KOROI HAWKINS
PORT MORESBY – As Papua New Guinea prepares to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) leaders’ summit in November there are high hopes that the event will ‘unlock the potential’ of the nation.
Leaders of the world’s biggest powers will converge on Port Moresby to discuss trade and investment.
It is billed by the PNG government as the ultimate chance to unlock the rich resources and the economic potential of the country.
Despite a struggling economy and record debt levels, the government went on a borrowing spree to develop the city’s infrastructure in time for APEC for three days from 15-17 November.
Radio New Zealand’s Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins are currently in PNG and will continue to report on this event in which the country holds high hopes.
“We put together a video report about APEC. Please take a few minutes to check it out,’” Johnny writes.
“There'll be more stuff coming, as we've just been in the earthquake affected part of the Highlands. Mendi valley was quite beautiful I must say.
“Later, we will be doing a longer radio documentary on the quake, APEC and government priorities.”
RNZ has a content sharing agreement with Auckland’s Pacific Media Centre’s Asia Pacific Report which has generously agreed to further share with PNG Attitude readers.