Through the PNG Forest Research Institute, Dr Martin Golman (Acting Director of the PNG Forest Research Institute), Michael Lovave (Curator of the Lae Botanic Gardens) and the Friends of the Lae Botanic GardensÂ have been working to deliver the National Botanic Gardens Advancement Program (LAE).
â€œThe famous Lae Botanic Gardens will have its pride restored through the Advancement Program. The Gardensâ€™ natural flora and fauna resources are very much intact and have always been preserved since the Garden was establishedâ€. Acting Director of the PNG Forest Research Institute, Dr Martin Golman said.
The Program is in the start-up stage and has recently received some fantasticÂ support from Bishops to equip workers to start preparing the grounds within the GardensÂ as part ofÂ the Programâ€™s initial implementation. Bishops generously donated uniforms, trousers, work hats, safety glasses, safetyÂ boots, tools and safety equipment.
â€œBishops are always happy to promote good work in the community, the LAE gardens have been an under maintained gem in the town for many years and itâ€™s a pleasure for us to provide some assistance to help bring the gardens back to life so that families and people in general can admire and use them once again. Obviously there is a lot of work to be done but Iâ€™m sure that the end result will be well worth whileâ€. Bishops Lae Branch Manager Brett Watson said.
The importance of equipping workers with the necessary tools to bring them together to begin and the encouragement through support from local business, the community and the local and national governments is an integral part of the Programâ€™s success and Friends would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.
Â Friends of the Lae Botanic Gardens continue to invite business, community, individuals and government organisations to support the Advancement Program and get involved in the delivery of the Program.
â€œTo realize the potential the Garden can offer to Lae residents and visitors, it must become more people friendly and oriented. Support from individuals, business houses, community and governments is required. The Advancement Program aims to build on existing partnerships and engage new partners to deliver a long term plan to revive the Gardenâ€. Dr Martin Golman said.
If you are interested in becoming a partner and/or participant in this initiative or require more information please contact Michael Lovave on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 472 1041 or 472 4188.