Papua New Guinea is ready to host the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Port Moresby.
This was the assurance from the Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Boka Kondra during a gala dinner at the Dynasty Restaurant last week.
The dinner was hosted by the minister to celebrate the commissioning of the festival venues and infrastructure.
“Melanesian culture is under threat and the festival is a way of promoting and preserving the culture,” Kondra said.
“Tourism and culture is very important in our society and the festival is a way to exchange culture and traditions with other Melanesian countries.”
The festival is from the 28th of this month.
PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL)