Ambassador Ivan Pomaleu

Competition to be improved in PNG's telecom industry

This is to deliver lower costs and encourage more innovative digital products.

The challenge for PNG is ensuring its citizens have the basic skills needed to use mobile devices that allow them access to services such as mobile banking.

Senior Officials Meeting Chair of the host economy, Ambassador Ivan Pomaleu, said PNG anticipates APEC will focus on how digital technology can provide inclusive outcomes in areas like skills development, health, programs for micro and small to medium enterprises and tourism.

APEC focuses on digital innovations

They are intent on channeling innovation to expand the reach of the Asia-Pacific’s growth resurgence.

Over the next 12 days, officials meeting in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, will introduce new joint initiatives to empower their people to tap digital breakthroughs and the opportunities for better jobs, wages and quality of life they can provide.