Press Release

APEC Economic Committee Chairs remarks on Regional Visit to Lae

27/05/2018

The APEC Economic Committee Chair sees the Regional Visit to Lae, Morobe Province as an opportunity for cultural interaction and technical display by business with economic potential.

The APEC Economic Committee Chair sees the Regional Visit to Lae, Morobe Province as an opportunity for cultural interaction and technical display by business with economic potential.

The Economic Chair Mr Robert Logie of Canada when interviewed appreciated being given the opportunity to visit Lae, the second largest City of Papua New Guinea.

“This is my first time in Lae and I’d like to thank the people of Lae for the warm hospitality and for opening their hearts to the APEC delegates.

“And with regards to the cultural display, what can I say, the cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea is really astounding and this is a big treat for somebody like myself coming from Canada.

“As for the business fair, I can see that some young entrepreneurs are really trying to move ahead. I can see them being innovative and are trying to find solutions to their challenges.

“Like right now businesses like Solar Haus trying to use solar power, clean energy and I can see people are implementing all kinds of innovative solutions and trying to find ways to export and grow the local economy, that’s truly impressive, I’m very glad to be here at the cultural display and the business fair”.

“I can see numerous economic spinoffs but the main thing is to find ways to take advantage of the opportunities of the global economy, one thing to look at is the digital economy and I actually heard about that during the presentations,”Mr Logie said.

The Economic Chair said it was impressive to know that farmers were going digital in technology to the extent of using applications to improve the process in which they got their produce to the markets.

“It’s all about taking advantage of the opportunities of the global economy and connectivity, of course infrastructure but all of that can be solved in time and I think that the people of this region will be able to use the rich resources and the human capital that they have to progress,"he added.