By Simon Eroro

Strict measures have been adopted to control the conduct of tour companies operating along the Kokoda Track.

The Kokoda Track Authority (KTA) in consultation with all stake-holders by 2010 will implement a policy whereby any tour companies or individuals operating a tourism related business along the Kokoda Track must be licensed to operate.

KTA official, Mr Enage said the details of the scheme will be developed through further detailed consultation with the main stakeholders and Government.

This decision by KTA comes after this paper (POST-COURIER) last month investigated foreign tour companies operations evading Papua New Guinea tax laws, resulting in the country losing over K100 million annually.

Mr Enage said with the introduction of licensing, the country would see compliance with PNG laws.



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