By Gary Hatigeva
THE government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has on Monday launched a website to provide all necessary information in a comprehensive manner on the Melanesian Arts and Crafts Festival (MAC Fest) 2018, which is to be held here in July.
Also, a partnership has been forged with key stakeholders including institutes in and around the city to enable smooth running of all programmes and comfortable stay of all confirmed including regional and international participants.
With two key objectives, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara before launching the initiative explained that the website http://www.macfest2018.com aims to inform and update the outside community while at the same time, educating them.
The website contains details of what will be anticipated for the festival and other details relating to the event.
Also included are features which connect browsers to important places and people involved at the same time allowing browsers to meet and know members of the local organising committee.
The MAC Festival according to the LOC, will start from July 1-10, 2018.
Meanwhile, organisers said with enough time in hand, the website also has features and functions where those interested to be part of the event can go to and make direct contacts with the LOC.
Details of venues with programme schedules and other related sections are also available on the website.
Already, the LOC said there was overwhelming response for participation in the MAC Fest 2018 to be held in the capital from both foreign and domestic participants.
The main aim is to showcase Melanesia as a major hub of culture through art and craft production in the region and its interaction with participating cultures of the world.