The Sepik River Crocodile Festival will be held in Ambunti, East Sepik from August 7th - 8th this year.
BSP is proud to continue its support for this unique traditional festival, the bank presented K20, 000 today (25/07) to the organising committee to assist organise the 6th Sepik River Crocodile Festival which will attract many overseas and local tourist.
BSP's General Manager Treasury Mark Railston presented the bank's support and said "BSP was committed to the people of Papua New Guinea by supporting many local projects and programs including many cultural festivals spread across each region."
Papua New Guinea is truly renowned for its rich cultural heritage and unique traditions and it is our role to support our local communities in preserving this cultures.
Tourism Promotion Authority Policy and Planning Manager Jerry Agus received the support on behalf of the committee and thanked BSP for its continued support to the Festival.
"As you know the East Sepik Festival highlights the importance of crocodile conservation and the species' habitat along the Sepik River, one of the largest unpolluted rivers in the Asia-Pacific region and we are proud to celebrate its importance annually thanks to the overwhelming support we get from BSP and our other corporate sponsors." Agus added.
Traditional Dancers and performers from communities across the region will meet in Ambunti for two days of celebration, the aim of which is to create awareness and protect the crocodiles and their habitat.